Kingston School of Art

KSA Show 2021

KSA Show 2021

The KSA Show 2021 is a celebration of our students' achievements. It will include work from all our Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.

The show begins on 15 July 2021 for graduating Foundation, Undergraduate and MArch Architecture students. A second launch date of 23 September 2021 will showcase the work of our Postgraduate students.

The KSA Show 2021 website

Launched on 15 July: the KSA Show 2021 website.

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 practise, 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. To learn more about our workshps visit our Facilities page.

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 National Programmes at the V&A

Dr Helen Charman, Director of Learning and National Programmes at the V&A

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

Thinkers Makers Dreamers Exhibition by MA Sustainable Design

Thinkers Makers Dreamers Exhibition by MA Sustainable Design

Saturday 18 September - Sunday 26 September 2021
Upstairs for Thinking

Upstairs for Thinking

Saturday 18 September - Sunday 26 September 2021
Be More Octopus

Be More Octopus

Monday 20 September 2021
The Future of Design is Circular

The Future of Design is Circular

Tuesday 21 September 2021
Upcycling Workshop by Y.A.N.G. (Wednesday)

Upcycling Workshop by Y.A.N.G. (Wednesday)

Wednesday 22 September 2021
KSA Show 2021

KSA Show 2021

Thursday 23 September - Friday 31 December 2021
Beyond Recycling

Beyond Recycling

Friday 24 September 2021
Upcycling Workshop by Y.A.N.G. (Saturday)

Upcycling Workshop by Y.A.N.G. (Saturday)

Saturday 25 September 2021
Artists and the Garden: New Perspectives Conference

Artists and the Garden: New Perspectives Conference

Monday 27 September - Tuesday 28 September 2021
Creating our Spark: MA Communication Design Graphic Design Show 2021

Creating our Spark: MA Communication Design Graphic Design Show 2021

Tuesday 28 September - Wednesday 29 September 2021
MA Product & Furniture Design 2021: Herman Miller Event

MA Product & Furniture Design 2021: Herman Miller Event

Tuesday 19 October - Thursday 21 October 2021
 Philosophies of Art and Mathematics

Philosophies of Art and Mathematics

Thursday 28 October 2021
Critique of Strategic Reason

Critique of Strategic Reason

Friday 3 December 2021