Information for students

Kingston University's graduates work all over the creative world, redefining and shaping contemporary visual culture. Former students range from designers working in top fashion houses such as Gucci and Calvin Klein, to fine artists such as Fiona Banner, Oliver Payne and Nick Relph. If you want to follow in their footsteps, we offer a challenging, creative education based in a friendly, interdisciplinary community of staff and students.

Portfolio requirements

For most of our courses you will be required to upload a portfolio to support your application.

Find out more about how to upload a portfolio.

Frequently asked questions

You will no doubt have many other questions about studying on one of our courses so we have compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions to help you.

International students

If you're thinking of coming to the United Kingdom (UK) for your postgraduate studies, Kingston can offer you excellent courses in a supportive environment. Students from all over the world have achieved success at Kingston; we currently welcome students from 150 countries. Overseas students make up approximately 17% of the students on art, design and built environment courses, something of which we are very proud.

Find out more information about being an international student at Kingston.

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

Students studying the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design should note that the start of term is slightly different than for degree courses.

About to begin studying with us?

If you are about to begin your study with us you will no doubt have many questions about what happens next. You can find out everything you need to know on our Getting Ready website.