Kingston School of Art student

Kingston School of Art

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

Our unwavering focus on excellence in art and design, and media and creative practice, shines through in the influence of our globally-situated and celebrated alumni, our subject rankings, our research performance, our industry and student awards, and the leading brands and institutions that have chosen to work with us.

As a Kingston School of Art student, you'll benefit from each and every one of these.

You'll be taught by high quality teachers and industry practitioners, and benefit from cross disciplinary project opportunities and collaborations with your classmates and lecturers on shared projects.

Kingston School of Art is ranked No.1 in the UK for Design and Crafts (Guardian University league tables 2021).

Inspiring alumni

We'll prepare you for a rewarding creative career. These are just some of our alumni who have achieved success since graduating from Kingston University.

Inspiring alumni

Glenda Bailey OBE, Editor in-Chief

Harper's Bazaar US Caryn Franklin MBE

Fashion Commentator Sophie Hulme

Chinese Pop Star Eason Chan

Principal of David Chipperfield Architects.

Our facilities

The Design Museum has described our newly refurbished, purpose designed studios and workshops as "a world class design facility". They are perfect spaces for you to learn through experimentation and practice.

See our amazing facilities for yourself

“I'm constantly challenged to use my creativity and hone my skills. My lecturers always provide insightful and thorough feedback, which helps me develop my craft.”

Stan, BA (Hons) Creative and Professional Writing

Our courses

Foundation years at Kingston School of Art

Do you want a degree, but are not quite ready for Year 1 of a degree course? Our integrated foundation years at Kingston could be ideal.


Our courses are taught by a team of talented practising architects and industry experts whose work is widely recognised.

Creative industries

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

Dance, drama and music

Our dance, drama and music courses focus on a hands-on, practical and creative approach to learning.


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.

English and creative writing

Our creative writing and English degrees have a practical emphasis: you'll learn to think creatively and frame an argument and present ideas effectively.


Our strong links with industry provide opportunities for you to collaborate with global brands such Tommy Hilfiger and ASOS through live projects and paid internships.

Film and photography

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

Journalism, media and publishing

Our journalism and media degrees are taught by top practitioners in their fields and you'll hone your skills in our industry-standard newsrooms and media suite.

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