Open Day: Kingston School of Art, Knights Park campus – Saturday 2 October 2021

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There is plenty for you to see and explore at the undergraduate Open Day. On this page, you will find information to help you plan your day. We recommend you allow 3 to 4 hours to experience everything on offer.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kingston University!

  • When: 2 October 2021, 10.00 – 15.00
  • Where: Main Reception (pdf), Knights Park campus
  • For subject areas including: Art, Design and Creative Industries.
  • Registration: From 10.00 – our friendly staff and students will check you in when you arrive.
  • Refreshments: Free tea and coffee will be available at all our campuses. You can also purchase food and drink from our campus cafes.

Top tips

Talks and exhibitions at Knights Park campus

The Open Day programme is designed to enable you to attend all the talks and activities that will help you make an informed choice about your course and subject area. You can attend as many of the talks and Open Day activities as you like, across our four campuses.

If you can't see your subject of interest in the list below, your subject may be taught at a different campus. Please make sure you know which campus to visit during the Open Day.

Welcome talk

Find out about the Kingston experience through our lively welcome talk.

  • When: playing every 30 minutes from 10am
  • Where: Staffspace, main reception

Understanding the UCAS process

From initial application to final decision-making, we will guide you through the entire UCAS application process.

  • When: 10.00 – 10.30
  • Where: Fifth floor corner room, Town House on Penrhyn Road campus (5 minute walk from Knights Park campus)

Student Finance explained

Our Education Liaison Team will debunk the common myths and explain the financial support available.

  • When: 10.30 – 11.00
  • Where: Fifth floor corner room, Town House on Penrhyn Road campus (5 minute walk from Knights Park campus)

Subject specific events

Attend the subject specific events to meet academic staff and learn more about your preferred course. Some subjects include a tour of the facilities. If you can't see your subject of interest in the list below, your course may be taught on a different campus.


  • 11.00 - 12.00: Subject talk (Room 401, Tower Block)

Creative and Cultural Industries: Art Direction/Curation, Exhibition and Events/Design Marketing

  • 13.00 - 13.30: Subject talk (Room 048, Quadrangle Building)


  • 11.30 - 12.15: Subject talk (Main Lecture Theatre, Tower Block)
  • 14.00 - 14.45: Subject talk (Main Lecture Theatre, Tower Block)

Fashion Promotion

  • 12.30 - 13.15: Subject talk (Room 202, Link Building)


  • 11.15 - 12.15: Subject talk (Room 303, Tower Block)

Fine Art

  • 11.45 - 12.45: Subject talk (Room 306, Link Building)
  • 13.45 - 14.45: Subject talk (Room 306, Link Building)

Fine Art and Art History

  • 13.00 - 13.45: Subject talk (Room 504, Tower Block)

Foundation, Art, Design and Media Practice

  • 10.15 - 11.00: Subject talk (Main Lecture Theatre, Link Building)
  • 12.45 - 13.30: Subject talk (Main Lecture Theatre, Link Building)

Graphic Design

  • 11.30 - 12.30: Subject talk (Room 301, Mill Street)
  • 13.30 - 14.30: Subject talk (Room 301, Mill Street)

Illustration Animation

  • 11.45 - 12.45: Subject talk (Room 402, Link Building)
  • 13.45 - 14.45: Subject talk (Room 402, Link Building)

Interior Design

  • 12.00 - 13.00: Subject talk (Room 203, Mill Street)


  • 12.00 - 13.00: Subject talk (Room 206, Link Building)

Product and Furniture Design

  • 11.00 - 12.00: Subject talk (2nd Floor Studios, New Extension)

Student Services exhibition

Visit our Student Services exhibition to find out about the wide range of additional support and activities available at Kingston University. Experienced staff will be on hand to answer questions.

  • When: 10.00 – 15.00
  • Where: Penrhyn Road campus*, First Floor Balcony, Town House on Penrhyn Road campus

* Penrhyn Road campus is a 5 minute walk from Knights Park campus.

Accommodation Exhibition

Get a real insight into what living in halls is really like by visiting our Accommodation Exhibition. The Exhibition offers all the information you need about our halls. There will be friendly staff on hand who will be happy to help out with any questions you have.

  • When: 10.00 – 15.00
  • Where: First Floor Balcony, Town House, Penrhyn Road campus (5 minute walk from Knights Park campus)

Campus tours

Take a guided tour around campus to explore the facilities at Knights Park campus.

  • Departs from: Main Reception
  • When: 10.00 – 15.00
  • Duration: approx. 30 minutes

Plan your journey to Kingston School of Art, Knights Park campus

Grange Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2QJ

This campus is located close to the town centre and public transport hubs.


Trains run regularly from London Waterloo to Surbiton station (midweek 10 trains per hour, journey times 15-32 minutes) and to Kingston station (midweek four trains per hour, journey times 28-33 minutes). Surbiton and Kingston stations are both in Travelcard Zone 6. For further information and timetables, visit the National Rail Enquiries website.

From Surbiton station

  • Leave the railway station via the main exit
  • Cross the mini-roundabout to Claremont Road
  • Take the 71, 281, K2 or K3 bus towards Kingston
  • Get off at the 'Kingston Crown Court / Kingston College' stop
  • Cross Penrhyn Road on to Denmark Road
  • Turn left at the mini-roundabout, over the blue bridge
  • Turn right on to Grange Road, and the Kingston School of Art, Knights Park is then on the right

From Kingston station

  • Leave the railway station via the main exit
  • Cross the road diagonally on to Clarence Street (with the Rotunda to your left)
  • Keep to the left and walk past the fallen telephone boxes sculpture
  • Cross straight over the one-way system past Fairfield bus station along Wheatfield Way
  • Walk past Kingston Museum and at Kingston Library bear slightly left and walk down Fairfield West
  • Cross straight over at the traffic lights on to Knights Park
  • Kingston School of Art at Knights Park is on your left at the end of the road


The 71, 281, K2 and K3 buses run along nearby Penrhyn Road, and the Crown Court stop is a five-minute walk away from campus along Denmark Road. For further information, visit the Transport for London (TfL) website.

London buses no longer accept cash, but you can pay using an Oyster travelcard or with a contactless credit card. More information on fares and payments can be found on the TfL buses website.

We also run a free intersite bus service for students, staff and visitors. The KU2 links the campus with Surbiton train station, Penryhn Road and Clayhill halls of residence (nearest stop to campus is Fairfield South, just a few minutes walk away). The KU1 bus to Kingston Hill and Surbiton stops along Penryhn Road.


We strongly recommend visitors use the excellent public transport links instead of driving. The University has limited on-site parking facilities and prioritises staff during core working hours (Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 4.30pm). Limited visitor parking is available but must be pre-booked through the person you are visiting, as parking enforcement measures are in operation at all sites. Free car parking is available on all sites for blue badge holders and there are docking bays for electric cars.

Members of the public can pay to use the limited onsite parking outside core working hours on a first come first served basis.  The parking facilities at Knights Park, the Avionics Building and River House sites operate a pay-by-phone system known as 'Parkonomy'.  Pay to park facilities are also available at Penrhyn Road campus site which is less than 5 minutes walk from Knights Park.  Alternative parking in Kingston Town Centre can also be found on the Parkopedia website - which shows current availability and costs.

All car park users agree to the University car parking terms and conditions.


Cycle parking facilities and showers are available at this site.

Kingston University also has a fleet of electric, power-assisted bikes for hire at the Penryhn Road campus, just five minutes walk away. Rates start at £1 a day, with membership options available for staff and students.

For further information on cycle routes around the University, visit the Cycle Kingston website.


Heathrow and Gatwick airports international airports are the closest to Kingston, with coaches, buses and trains linking the airports with the town.

Free campus shuttle bus

A free University shuttle bus will run throughout the Open Day every 20 minutes. Look out for our friendly student ambassadors in the brightly coloured tops who can help direct you.

The shuttle buses call at the following campuses and stops:

  • Kingston town centre, on route to Penrhyn Road – Fairfield bus station (KT2 2PG). Stop B2 (near Kingston train station)
  • Penrhyn Road campus – closest bus stop to Knights Park campus. Bus stop outside the campus.
  • Kingston town centre, on route to Kingston Hill – Cromwell Road bus station (KT2 6RD). Stop A2 (around the corner from Kingston train station)
  • Kingston Hill campus – bus stop at the top of the steps that lead down to the Business School and Frank Lampl Building.
  • Roehampton Vale campus – bus stop, just outside the campus by the main road (A3). The bus returns to Kingston Hill, before continuing its circuit back into Kingston.

The journey between Kingston Hill and Penrhyn Road takes about 20 minutes (dependent on traffic).

Kingston School of Art, Knights Park location

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Any questions?

Please call us on +44 (0)20 3510 0106 if you have any queries about the Open Day at Knights Park campus.