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.
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: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
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 universities in the Guardian University Guide 2020 below:
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