History | Art Deco and the Moderne (1918-1939)

Course Type: Adult leisure and hobby, Open to international students Campus: Central Brighton Campus

Why this course?

Art Deco abstract image

The Modern Movement or ‘moderne’ style, later known as ‘Art Deco’, was brought to prominence by the Paris Exposition of Decorative Art in 1925 and lasted approximately twenty years.

It was based on classical and other styles, including Egyptian, Arts & Crafts, Chinoiserie, Art Nouveau, Jazz Age, Cubism, Aztec, and Futurism. It was a style which reflected the machine age, utilising period innovations, such as plastics, chrome and aluminium.

Motifs were based on forms of nature: trees, flowers and insects. The smoothly distinctive ‘Modernist’ style dominated all aspects of domestic and cultural life and was notable for its architectural and design features. The iconic, elegant style was used to furnish homes in a new and exciting fashion, utilising modern technology and materials, and electrical devices.  

Illustrated with PowerPoint slideshows, film and documentary.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
CL0068-1C 20 Apr 2021 Central Brighton 7.00pm -9.00pm 6 weeks £76.00 Enrol & Pay

Course content

This course covers The Modern Movement, later known as ‘Art Deco’. It was based on classical and other styles, including Egyptian, Arts & Crafts, Chinoiserie, Art Nouveau, Jazz Age, Cubism, Aztec, and Futurism. It was a style which reflected the machine age, utilising period innovations, such as plastics, chrome and aluminium. Motifs were based on forms of nature: trees, flowers and insects.  

The smoothly distinctive ‘Modernist’ style dominated all aspects of domestic and cultural life and was notable for its architectural and design features. The iconic, elegant style was used to furnish homes in a new and exciting fashion, utilising modern technology and materials, and electrical devices.  

The course will be illustrated with PowerPoint slideshows, film and documentary. Students can look forward to:

  • Fascinating social and cultural history
  • Colourful images
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • Lively class discussion
  • Amusing and friendly tutor

Why the MET?

  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • High-quality learning resource centres providing library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks

 

Course fees

The course fees are £76.00 for 6 weeks. 

This course is eligible for a 50% discount if you are in receipt of certain benefits. This discounted fee is shown as category B below:

A. £76.00

B. £38.00

Find out more about the eligibility criteria and how to apply for this discount here.

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