Discover the artist in you through professional practice, experimenting with different media and taking part in exhibitions. At Reading you will benefit from a combination of art practice, contemporary theory and history.
Explore painting, sculpture (such as welding and casting) and printmaking, examine the exciting potential of new technologies and produce some new and emerging art forms at one of the top ten art departments in the UK. Our vibrant and diverse studio community provides the perfect environment for developing your professional practice.
The Department is partnered with the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and specialises in contemporary art that draws upon historical examples. Our teaching staff are all artists, curators and researchers of international standing whose latest research was found to be 100% internationally recognised. Debate and constructive criticism are actively encouraged and you will openly discuss your work with peers and teaching staff.
Our range of single honours and joint courses will equip you with the knowledge, intellectual ability and practice-led skills you need to make an imaginative and effective contribution to the art world.
Follow in the footsteps of our alumni and become Turner Prize nominated artists or world-leading curators.