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.

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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 is a must. This is a collection of drawings and documents that represent your art work and show you are unique, creative and imaginative. You do not need to provide all your work, just a representative collection which can include sketchbooks and samples to show how your ideas developed. You will most likely need to succeed at interview to gain entry.

For international students wishing to study Art at undergraduate level, an IELTS score of no less than 5.5 across all four categories - reading, writing, speaking and listening – with an overall 6.0 score is generally required at most universities.

At postgraduate level, an undergraduate degree or equivalent is needed and an IELTS score of no less than 5.5 across all four categories - reading, writing, speaking and listening – with an overall 6.5 score generally required.

If you need to improve your IELTS score, why not join us in London and sign up to one of our courses? A range of study options are available to suit your needs.

Where can I study Art in the UK?

To learn more about some of the best Art universities in the UK, please find details on the top ten ranking Art universities:

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