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Undergraduate degrees

You will make and study contemporary art in a dynamic, critical and interdisciplinary environment. Our degree courses give you the skills and confidence to develop your ideas and thinking through art. 

Student, Vervina Henry, as part of her final degree show

At Reading School of Art our distinctive degrees support your individual concerns and development, and enable you to navigate your way through practice, theory and history.

Our degree courses will inspire and challenge you and our teaching staff will equip you wit the skills that will help you develop independent thought and confidence in your practice, as well as professional and transferable skills for employment in the
creative field.

"Not only was I able to refine my practical skills but I was also encouraged to think seriously about the political and ethical position of my work. Being in dialogue with practicing artists allowed me to take my work seriously as a means of participating in a larger conversation."

Laura Nicholson, BA Art

Student Laura Nicholson working on her final degree show project.

How you'll learn

Immerse yourself in the creative process and explore a wide range of fine art media - examining both  the traditional and the contemporary. 

Your teaching staff are all practicing artists and will support your learning and respond to the work that you make and help you understand how it contributes to, and challenges, the critical debates that exist in the art world and beyond.

Opportunities to  exhibit and collaborate with regional, national and international artists and curators will develop your professional practice and give you the skills and knowledge necessary to  succeed in a global art world.

"During my degree, I have visited both America and China. It's important to be exposed to the international art community as it has allowed both my art practice and me personally to develop."

Sarah Coe, BA Art

creative connections

Our breadth of  partnerships and connections with the creative world provides you with access to  a high profile network of practicing artists and curators.

personal studio space 

Open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, you'll have your own studio space in our lively and stimulating studios and access to specialist workshops and facilities.  

Study abroad

Discover life, education and art in another country and broaden your horizons.  We offer a varied study abroad programme giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in another culture, and if you wish, another language.

Find out more about our study abroad programme

" One of the most important aspects of becoming a successful artist is the development of your name within the art community. Through this, artists can gain greater opportunities with exhibitions, collaborations and commissions. Studying abroad allows individuals to become more familiar with international artists and galleries, broadening our prospects worldwide."

Frances Grazier, BA Art (exchange/ study abroad Taiwan and Wuhan)

Our degree courses

We offer a four-year degree course and welcome students straight from A levels, with no need to complete a foundation course.

Our three-year BA Fine Art is designed for students joining from either an Art foundation course or A levels.

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