Kingston School of Art Undergraduate Open Day: 25 November 2023

Programme

We look forward to welcoming you to Kingston University!

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 two to three hours to experience everything on offer.

  • When: 25 November 2023, 10.00–14.00
  • Where: Main reception, Knights Park campus, and the Town House at Penrhyn Road campus
  • Registration: Doors open from 10.00. You can register throughout the day, providing it is in advance of your subject talk.
  • Top tip: We recommend you plan your day around your subject sessions. Take a look at the programme below to check the timetable and see what other activities you can do on the day.
  • Foundation in Art, Design and Media Practice: attendees for this course should register and start their day at the Town House on Penrhyn Road campus

Welcome talk

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

  • When: 10.00–10.30 and 12.15–12.45
  • Where: Main Lecture Theatre, Knights Park

Subject sessions and drop in hubs

Subject sessions are an opportunity for you to learn more about your preferred course. If there are questions you didn't get a chance to ask, or something you want to know more about, than you can go to a drop-in hub and speak with academics, one-to-one, at a time to suit you.

If you can't see your subject of interest in the list below, your course may be taught on a different campus.

Top tip:

Check the time of your subject talk and plan the rest of your Open Day activities around that. Check out below for when our campus tours and exhibitions are running.

Architecture

  • 11.00 and 13.00: Architecture BA (Hons) subject talk and tour

Outside of the subject talks, the academics can be found in the academic hub area where you can drop in and speak with them one-to-one.

Creative Industries

  • 12.00: Creative Industries: Art Direction BA (Hons) subject talk and tour
  • 12.00: Creative Industries: Design Marketing BA (Hons) subject talk and tour
  • 12.00: Creative Industries: Events and Experience Design BA (Hons) subject talk and tour

Outside of the subject talks, the academics can be found in the academic hub area where you can drop in and speak with them one-to-one.

Creative Writing

  • 11.00: Creative Writing BA (Hons) subject talk

Dance and Drama

  • 11.00: Dance BA (Hons) subject talk
  • 11.00: Drama BA (Hons) subject talk

English

  • 12.00: English BA (Hons) subject talk

Fashion

  • 11.00 and 13.00: Fashion BA (Hons) subject talk and tour
  • 13.00: Fashion Promotion and Communication BA (Hons) subject talk and tour

Outside of the subject talks, the academics can be found in the academic hub area where you can drop in and speak with them one-to-one.

Film and Photography

  • 10.00 and 12.00: Filmmaking BA (Hons) subject talk and tour
  • 11.00: Photography BA (Hons) subject talk tour

Outside of the subject talks, the academics can be found in the academic hub area where you can drop in and speak with them one-to-one.

Fine Art and Illustration

  • 11.00: Fine Art BA (Hons) subject talk and tour
  • 11.00 and 13.00: Illustration Animation BA (Hons) subject talk and tour
  • 13.00: Fine Art and Art History BA (Hons) subject talk and tour

Outside of the subject talks, the academics can be found in the academic hub area where you can drop in and speak with them one-to-one.

Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media Practice

  • 10.00 and 11.15: Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media Practice subject talk

Please note: This talk takes place at the Town House on Penrhyn Road campus. Attendees for this course should arrive and register at Penrhyn Road campus.

Interior, Product and Graphic Design

  • 10.00 and 13.00: Graphic Design BA (Hons) subject talk and tour
  • 12.00: Product and Furniture Design BA (Hons) subject talk
  • 10.00 and 12.00: Interior Design BA (Hons) subject talk and tour

Outside of the subject talks, the academics can be found in the academic hub area where you can drop in and speak with them one-to-one.

Journalism and Media

  • 11.00: Journalism BA (Hons) subject talk
  • 12.00: Media and Communication BA (Hons) subject talk
  • 12.00: Media Skills BA (Hons) top-up subject talk

Music

  • 11.00: Music Technology BA (Hons) subject talk

Student Services Exhibition and campus tours

The Student Services Exhibition is where you can pick up information about the University's main student services. This will include accommodation, admissions, careers and employability, disability and mental health, international, student funding and more.

You'll have the chance to speak to experienced staff at these stands and find out more about the University. It's a good idea to plan ahead and perhaps write down your questions in advance so you don't forget something important on the day.

Student Services Exhibition

  • When: 10.00 – 14.00
  • Where: Platform Gallery, next to Reception at Knights Park Campus

Campus tours

A tour will be provided as part of your subject talk. The guided tour will take you around the campus so you can explore the facilities at Knights Park.

  • Depart from: Foyer, Main Building
  • When: Approximately every 30 minutes, last tour leaves at 13.30

Top tips

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.

From 29 August 2023, Kingston University is within the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). For more information, please see the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames website.

Train

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

Bus

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.

Car

We strongly recommend visitors use the excellent public transport links instead of driving to the Open Day.

The parking facilities at Knights Park, the Avionics Building and River House sites operate a pay-by-phone system known as 'Parkonomy'.

Limited on-site parking and Pay to park facilities are also available at the 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.

Free car parking is available on all sites for blue badge holders.

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

Cycle

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.

Plane

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).

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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.