UK Art Courses

Study Art in the UK

International students applying to study Art in the UK will need to think about which part of the subject they are interested in, and then research the right art school or university to apply to. Each art school has different equipment and specialisations to help you learn.

Studio-based work is central to all Art courses and can include painting, sculpture, installation, printing, photography and digital media, with students specialising in their own area of interest.

SI-UK Art and Design Service

Applying to an Art School in the UK can be extremely competitive, but the SI-UK Art and Design Service can guide you through the process step by step and offer expert advice on portfolio creation from a practicing art academic.

Universities often invite professional artists and critics to talk to students, whose studio work often culminates in a public display of final year students' art.

Graduate Art Careers

Art graduates will move into careers in multimedia, publishing, advertising, museums, galleries, fashion, and the film industry, doing a wide range of roles which can include photography, illustration, graphic design, interior design and website design.

Art Entry Requirements

Most courses do not specify what subjects you should have studied at school, but some insist on achievement in an art-related subject. Studying art and history of art is recommended and a personal portfolio of your collected work is a must.

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: Minimum 34 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: ABB and a portfolio of work.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
IELTS Preparation Classes

If you need to improve your IELTS score ahead of beginning an Art degree, sign up for flexible part-time IELTS classes today.

Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Art in the UK?

To learn more about the best Art courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Art universities in the Guardian 2019 University Guide below:

  1. University College London
  2. Newcastle University
  3. Goldsmiths, University of London
  4. London Metropolitan University
  5. Arts University Bournemouth
  6. Aberystwyth University
  7. University of Southampton
  8. Ulster University
  9. Kingston University
  10. Lancaster University

Do you need assistance in applying to UCL or Oxford? The Oxbridge Service will fully prepare you in your application to some of the best universities in the world with intense interview practice and expert personal statement advice.

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If you are interested in learning more about studying Art in the UK, arrange your free consultation today. Don't forget the Premium Service will guarantee you at least one offer from a UK university!

I had a very great experience right from the start to finish; All the staff were really great and very helpful. I recommend SI-UK for all students who are planning to study in the UK.

Anuradha Venkatesh Msc Energy Management, University of Stirling

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