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Wednesday 2 December 2020
Ideas emerge here. Learn more about the broad range of creative courses we offer, explore the facilities, talk to students and staff about what it's really like to study in a community of artists, writers, designers, and performers.
Our reputation attracts leading brands to work with both us and our students.
Through collaborative working and critical practice, students understand both teamwork and multi-disciplinary making.
We prepare our students to be the leaders in the creative industries of the future.
We offer students opportunities to explore, experiment and to take risks; to find their unique signature.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.