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Kingston School of Art

As 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, subject rankings, research performance, industry and student awards, as well as the leading brands and institutions that have chosen to work with us.

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.

Professional skills are taught alongside research and theory, by high-quality teachers and industry practitioners, with all courses culminating in a major project. You'll also benefit from cross-disciplinary project opportunities and collaborations. 

Many courses even offer opportunities to work on live industry briefs or to take work placements in industry.


In the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 League Tables, Kingston was ranked No.1 in London for Art and Design (and top 5 in the UK).

Our facilities

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

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

“My favourite part of the campus is the 3D workshop area where I can spend hours creating architectural models. I also love the field trips to places around Europe to explore architecture from different perspectives.”

Martyna, BA (Hons) Architecture

Our courses

Foundation years

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 architecture course is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB).

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 English and creative writing 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.

Fine Art and Illustration Animation

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

Journalism and Media

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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