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Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a TEF Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
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 that choose to work with us.
We are committed to development and offer students opportunities to explore, experiment and to take risks to find their unique signature.
We prepare our students to be the creative and cultural leaders in the industries of the future.
Through collaborative working and critical practice, students understand both teamwork and multi-disciplinary making.
We are an art school where our workshops and studios are open for creative exploration and allow opportunities for students and staff to work together and to share ideas whether they are studying or researching architecture, art, communications, design, humanities or the creative industries.
150 years of art school history and an attitude of fearless creativity sets the scene for us to lead the drive towards new ways of crafting.
Kingston School of Art comprises three schools across three campuses.
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.
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.
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.