The UK is one of the most popular destinations in the world to study art and design, leading the way in creativity, innovation and research. That is why thousands of international students every year choose to study here.
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Learn more about five of the best art schools in the UK below (Guardian University Guide 2019) and don't forget if you need help applying to study art, or any art related subject in the UK such as animation, interior design or photography, our UK education consultants can help you apply, ensuring your portfolio stands out from the crowd with expert advice and support.
Top Five Art Schools in the UK
1. University College London
The Slade School of Fine Art at University College London is widely regarded as one of the finest art departments in the world. It offers two undergraduate programmes, the BA and the BFA in Fine Art; two Masters programmes, the MA and MFA in Fine Art; the MPhil/PhD in Fine Art, plus affiliate student programmes at all levels.
2. Newcastle University
Newcastle University has an outstanding reputation in the world of fine art, and is consistently ranked as one of top five in the UK by the Guardian, Times and Complete University Guide national rankings. The University received a 95% overall student satisfaction score in the 2018 National Student Survey and Newcastle’s diverse and lively arts and cultural scene with its galleries and venues makes it a fantastic place for international students to live and breathe the subject.
Full of students and staff who are inventive, imaginative and original, Goldsmiths' art department is one of the leading departments of its kind in the world. Staff are skilled in innovative teaching and produce work that is exhibited and published internationally on a regular basis, and the University have a wide variety of courses available at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
4. London Metropolitan University
The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University offers a broad range of courses in areas such as art, urban design and photography. Students are expected to learn through practice, gaining real-world experience in both individual and collaborative projects, engaging with professionals, communities and companies. Short courses to give you a taster, or refine ability in a certain area, are also available.
5. Arts University Bournemouth
Arts University Bournemouth is one of the most successful creative specialist universities in the UK, with an excellent national and international reputation, committed to providing the highest quality, industry-relevant creative degrees. Students across courses often collaborate with each other, creating an atmosphere and working environment closely matched to the professional creative industries.
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