Diploma in the History of European Painting and Purser-Griffith Lectures 

The Diploma in the History of European Painting is delivered in conjunction with the Purser-Griffith Lectures. This part-time evening course explores the history of European painting from late Antiquity to the turn of the 20th century. Both the Lectures and the Diploma trace their origins to 1934 and an historic endowment made by the artist Sarah Purser and Sir John Griffith to encourage the study of history of art in Ireland.

This course can be taken either for Credit (Diploma in the History of European Painting) or Audit (Purser-Griffith Lectures). The Diploma in the History of European Painting runs on a two-year cycle and involves assessments and examinations in pursuit of the qualification. The Diploma began a new cycle in September 2020 and the next cycle beginsin September 2022.  Audit students attend the Purser-Griffith Lectures purely for interest and do not undertake any form of assessment.

Further detail regarding the course can be found here >>>>.

Diploma (Undergraduate): Two year part-time course (Two 12-week trimesters per year).

Audit: Audit students may register in either year one or two of the course cycle, either for a full year OR on a trimester by trimester basis.

Lectures Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7:00pm –8:30pm.  Diploma & Audit students
Tutorials Tuesdays (and/or Wednesdays depending on numbers], 5:30pm –6:30pm  Diploma students only

Registration is now open to Diploma & Audit students for the 2020/22 cycle. Applications can be made online or directly via the School (please contact the School Manager for an application form).  

Contact: Course Director

Contact: School Manager

Carla Briggs, MA (NUI)

Tel: + 353 1 716 8403  /  Email: carla.briggs@ucd.ie

Mrs Elizabeth Varley,

UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy, 
John Henry Newman Building, 
University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4.

Tel: + 353 1 716 8162  /  Email: elizabeth.varley@ucd.ie