Taught course

Conservation of Easel Paintings

Courtauld Institute of Art · Courtauld Institute of Art

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Entry requirements

Students will normally have achieved a good 2.1, considered to be an overall average 65% or above.

Months of entry


Course content

The conservation of paintings is an inter-disciplinary subject and is open to graduates in art, art history or the natural sciences.

The three-year course is a rigorous programme that combines teaching conservation theory and practice, using both subject-based learning and problem-solving practical work.

The course content is relevant to all aspects of painting conservation and how it is placed in the broadest context of historical and contemporary practice. These include interventive conservation practice, preventive conservation and collections management, conservation science and conservation research.

On graduating, students will be:

  • Fully aware of the practical and varied issues surrounding easel painting conservation
  • Knowledgeable about a specific artist or period techniques
  • Professional practitioners in easel conservation

On graduation, you will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to work within a professional framework in either the public or the independent sector.

Information for international students

All applicants are expected to have an effective knowledge of English, both spoken and written. For applicants whose first language is not English, we require proof of English proficiency – for details, please see the English Language Requirements page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)207 848 2635