Art in the UK

UK Art Courses

Study Art in the UK

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.

SI-UK Art and Design Service

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.

Careers in Art and Design

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.

What do Art and Design Graduates earn?

  • Average starting professional salary: £18,000
  • Average starting non-professional salary: £15,470

Source: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

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.

  • Undergraduate Entry Requirements
    • Successful completion of minimum one year's Bachelor’s from a recognized university with a minimum 65%.
  • Postgraduate Entry Requirements
    • Applicants with a four-year undergraduate degree (for example, BA/BSC Hons) can apply for direct entry onto a postgraduate course.
  • 2:2 Honors Degree or Above
    • 4 year BA/BSc with min 2.5 GPA or MA/MSc 2nd Division (min 62.5% following a 2 year BA/BSc).
  • 2:1 honors degree or above
    • 4 year BA/BSc with min 3.0 GPA or MA/MSc 1st Division (above 75% following a 2 year BA/BSc)
  • IELTS
    • 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and speaking

Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university. If you are interested in learning more about Entry Requirements, arrange your free consultation today.

 

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 2019 University Guide below:

RankUniversityLocation
1 UCL Institute of Education London, England
2 Newcastle University Newcastle, England
3 Goldsmiths, University of London London, England
4 London Metropolitan University London, England
5 Arts University Bournemouth Bournemouth, England
6 Aberystwyth University Aberystwyth, Wales
7 University of Southampton Southampton, England
8 Ulster University Ulster, Northern Ireland
9 Kingston University Kingston-upon-Thames, England
10 Lancaster University Lancaster, England

 

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