UK Art Courses
Study Art in the UK
International students studying Art in the UK will focus on the practical studio skills associated with becoming an artist alongside 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.
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.
Careers in Art
Art careers for international students can 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. 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.
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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:
- University College London
- University of Oxford
- Newcastle University
- Oxford Brookes University
- Goldsmiths, University of London
- University of Edinburgh
- University of Kent
- University of Southampton
- University of Dundee
- Leeds College of Art
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