Fashion student measuring up fabric

Kingston School of Art

Kingston School of Art is one of the UK's leading art institutions.

As one of the UK's leading educational institutions, Kingston School of Art's excellence is reflected by impressive subject rankings, awards, research performance and the global influence of its alumni.

Kingston School of Art is ranked second in London for Design and Crafts (Guardian University Guide league table 2022).

Professional skills are taught alongside research and theory, with all courses culminating in a major project. Many courses even offer opportunities to work on live industry briefs or to take work placements in industry.

We have recently invested £32m in a major refurbishment project at Kingston School of Art's Knights Park campus to provide students with world-class workshop spaces and design studios.


Kingston School of Art's facilities include fashion workshops, recording studios, a hackspace, gallery and museum owned by the University and much more.

Meet our people

Tao has cross-cultural experience in studying, designing and teaching graphic design in both China and the
UK. She has developed design workshops and currently leads the Visual Identity and Graphic Experience Platform on the postgraduate course.

Tao Lin
Graphic Design Lecturer

“The focus of my course on freelancing and developing my practice has already benefited my professional life. I feel more equipped to seek out opportunities to work and learn from other creative practitioners in my industry.”

Bart, Project Management for Creative Practitioners

Our courses

Architecture and landscape

Our architecture and landscape courses encourage you to unravel theory, experiment with new materials and technologies and immerse yourself in the experience of crafting and making.


The practical emphasis of our courses, the on-site Stanley Picker Gallery, and open access to our brand new workshops allow for the opportunity to develop in a creative, vibrant environment.


Our courses will help you develop the practical and technical skills required to create imaginative spaces, furniture and products, and to illustrate and design graphics.

Creative industries

You'll have the opportunity to work on several live briefs and industry projects throughout your course.

English and creative writing

You will have access to the Writers' Centre, Kingston, a literary centre dedicated to creative writing, which hosts talks, workshops, festivals, masterclasses and visits from literary agents, writers and publishers.

Film and photography

Our film and photography degrees will provide you with endless opportunities to experiment, take risks and develop your own signature style.


We are ranked No.1 in London and No.3 in the UK for fashion in the Guardian University league table 2022.

Journalism and publishing

Our journalism and publishing courses are ranked No.3 in London by the Guardian University Guide league table 2022.


Our media courses are taught by top practitioners in their fields. Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities like our media suite.


Our music students have access to the Visconti Studio, an analogue/digital hybrid recording studio with a 300m2 octagonal live room plus vintage and rare recording equipment.


Philosophy students are based at the UK's Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University, renowned for its teaching and research in post-Kantian European philosophy.

PhD courses

We offer MSc by Research, MPhil and PhD degrees across the full range of research areas within the Faculty.

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