Kingston School of Art

Why choose Kingston School of Art?

Reputation

Reputation

Our reputation attracts leading brands to work with both us and our students.

The art school experience

The art school experience

Through collaborative working and critical practice, students understand both teamwork and multi-disciplinary making.

Creative and cultural leadership

Creative and cultural leadership

We prepare our students to be the leaders in the creative industries of the future.

Commitment to development

Commitment to development

We offer students opportunities to explore, experiment and to take risks; to find their unique signature.

Our courses

Kingston School of Art is the only faculty to span three campuses at Kingston.  At Knights Park, where our architecture, art, design and creative industries courses are taught, the fabulous, newly refurbished, industry-standard workshops and studios are open for creative exploration.  They allow opportunities for students and staff to work together and to share ideas, whether they are studying or researching. 

At Penrhyn Road, where Philosophy, Journalism, Media, Publishing, Creative Writing, English, Dance and Drama are taught, the campus is a hive of activity, with social activities, Student Union events and guest lectures taking place alongside teaching.

Music is taught at Kingston Hill campus, where students practice, produce, record and perform music in our dedicated Coombehurst facilities.

Ideas emerge here

Kingston School of Art has long been recognised as one of the best art and design schools in teaching and research, which is shown in our subject rankings, research, performance, industry and student awards, and the leading brands and institutions whom choose to work with us.

World class facilities

The Design Museum called our studios and workshops "a world class design facility".  They provide the perfect space in which to experience practice-based learning, and explore thinking through making.

On our visit to Kingston's workshops we experienced a hugely impressive and inspirational, world class design facility abuzz with creative energy and technical verve; the ideal environment to inspire and equip the next generation of designers with the design skills for the future.

Dr Helen Charman, Director of Learning and Research, Design Museum

Dr Helen Charman, Director of Learning and Research, Design Museum

Location

Kingston School of Art is unique in offering a close community in an attractive town, where friends and colleagues live nearby, sharing student life and creative conversations, while London's world-leading galleries, museums and creative businesses are 30 minutes away.

Location

Studio KT1

Studio KT1 is a new offering from Kingston School of Art and Kingston University giving the opportunity to students to work on commercial briefs with real world experience, getting paid for their work alongside their studies.

Studio KT1

News

Gallery and Museum

Stanley Picker Gallery and Dorich House Museum, part of Kingston University, are public venues with programmes offering a variety of opportunities for students and staff.

Gallery and Museum

Events

Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers

Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers

Friday 31 July - Sunday 14 February 2021
KSA Graduate Showcase 2020

KSA Graduate Showcase 2020

Wednesday 5 August - Thursday 31 December 2020
Join the Kingston Singers and end your Mondays on a high note

Join the Kingston Singers and end your Mondays on a high note

Monday 12 October - Monday 7 December 2020
Press freedom? What does that mean?

Press freedom? What does that mean?

Wednesday 18 November 2020
KSA Open Day

KSA Open Day

Wednesday 2 December 2020
Critique of Strategic Reason

Critique of Strategic Reason

Friday 30 April 2021