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Fine Art BA(Hons): After you graduate

Careers and progression

This course will prepare you for a variety of careers in the creative industries and for further study. Recent graduates work as freelance visual artists and designers, in arts administration, as gallery technicians and as curators. Others now teach, run small businesses and artists' spaces, or work in the advertising and publishing industries.

Examples of recent graduate destinations

Types of jobs

  • Art technician
  • Artist
  • Film and theatre design assistant
  • Production runner
  • Programme assistant
  • Studio technician / assistant
  • App assistant
  • Video library assistant
  • Web developer
  • Gallery management
  • Teacher / learning support
  • Paid residency


  • Artists: Anish Kapoor, Ryan Gander, Katja Strunz, Angela de la Cruz
  • Galleries / museums: Tate, Hauser & Wirth, Chapter Gallery, Wallace Collection, Stanley Picker Gallery
  • Artist-run initiatives / co-ops: Art Hub, Auto Italia, the Drawing Room, Cuddle Projects, Dank Collective, Zoox
  • Charities / community interest: Alzheimer's Society, Artists' Collecting Society, Mildred's Lane
  • Schools / universities: Kingston University, primary and secondary schools.

In addition to building expertise in your own discipline, our courses will also help you to develop key transferable skills that you'll need for professional life or further study once you graduate. 

As well as a range of careers and employability activities at Kingston, we also offer you the chance to apply and develop your skills in live contexts as an integral part of your course. Opportunities include:

  • placements;
  • working or studying abroad;
  • volunteering;
  • peer mentoring roles; and
  • internship opportunities within and outside the University.

In your final year, you'll get the opportunity to complete a major 'capstone' project where you can apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired to a range of real issues in different contexts. This is a great way to learn and is a valuable bridge to employment or further research at masters level.

Courses available after you graduate

If you decide that you would like to go on to postgraduate study after your undergraduate course, we offer a 10 per cent discount on our postgraduate course tuition fees to our alumni. Here are some courses that might interest you:

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