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.
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.
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.
Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17.
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.
Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
To learn more about the best Art courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Art & Design universities in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022 below:
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