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  • Broaden your horizons

    Study abroad and enrich your art practice and cultural knowledge

Study abroad

Stand out from the crowd by taking part in our Study Abroad programme option, which is available in the autumn term of your second or third year. 

Student, Mariana Maksymowych whilst studying abroad

"Through studying abroad my art became not just a canvas but a living experience."

Mariana Maksymowych, BA Fine Art, studied abroad at Tampere School of Art and Media, Tampere, Finland.

In an increasingly international and mobile world, studying abroad can help boost your future employability. It provides an exciting opportunity to acquire numerous transferable and desirable skills, and study specialisms additional to what's offered at Reading. It's also a fantastic life experience.

"Throughout my degree I was able to go to both Rhode Island University in America to study art for a term and take part in an exchange with Wuhan University where a group of Reading and Wuhan students put on a collaborative art exhibition in Wuhan, China."

Sarah Coe, BA Art

Experience life in another culture

We have partner universities all over the world, including Australia, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the USA.

Aside from the structured Study Abroad programme, we also offer an Art and Art History International Study module during which you will learn in a major European city.

You could also join RUFAS,  Reading University Fine Art Society to travel abroad to experience art and culture.

We are an international team of staff and students and we are keen to promote a global perspective on art in all our modules.

Whilst at Reading you can join activities by Reading International and experience new work by international artists first hand.   

"Through the opportunities and experiences, I have gained whilst studying abroad, I have received a scholarship which will allow me to continue my Mandarin studies in Taipei where I hope to continue on to complete a Masters in Fine Art."

Frances Grazier, BA Art, studied abroad at the National Taipei University of the Arts.

Find out more about studying abroad

Visit our University of Reading Study Abroad pages to learn more about opportunities for studying abroad.

A student taking photos whilst studying abroad

Learn a language alongside your degree

Complement you study abroad option and learn a language alongside your degree.

If you choose one of our single-honours degree courses, you will be able to study one of 10 languages from beginner's to advanced level:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese Mandarin
  • French
  • German
  • modern Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

​Come to an Open Day

Get a real feel for the University, meet staff and current students from the Reading School of Art, take part in an art taster session and explore our award-wining campus.

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