Art study in the UK

Art in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for studying Art.

UK Art Courses

Study Art in the UK

Studying Art in the UK will hone the practical studio skills associated with becoming an artist alongside an exploration of the theoretical, historical and critical areas of the subject. 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. 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. Some universities will also require a dissertation.

SI-UK Art & Design Service

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

Careers in Art

Art career options include photography, illustration, graphic design, interior design and website design. Art graduates also work in multimedia, publishing, advertising, museums, galleries, fashion, and the film industry.

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, and studying art and history of art is recommended. 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 our flexible part-time IELTS classes in central London 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 2016 University Guide below:

  1. University College London
  2. University of Oxford
  3. Newcastle University
  4. University of Edinburgh
  5. Goldsmiths, University of London
  6. Glasgow School of Art
  7. Lancaster University
  8. University of Brighton
  9. Loughborough University
  10. University of Leeds

Do you need assistance in applying to University College London or the University of 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.

How SI-UK can help with your application

If you are interested in learning more about Art in the UK, arrange your free consultation today. Learn more about our university application services, and don't forget the Premium Service will guarantee you an offer from a UK university on an Art programme.

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