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Undergraduate study

We offer a variety of degrees to suit you, including fine art, history of art or joint courses with creative writing, psychology, philosophy and more.  

Master's study


Join Reading School of Art, the first in the UK to offer a master's degree in fine arts. Our master's courses will develop your creativity and provide you with the skills you need to advance your career.

PhD study

Our postgraduate community develops doctoral research at the forefront of contemporary art, art history and curating.


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Our studios are stimulating environments in which to learn, develop skills, exchange experiences and develop as an artist.

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Student stories

Read our undergraduate student stories to find out what it's like to study art at the University of Reading.


We foster the development of artistic research, stimulate new modes of art practice and encourage discourse around our subject. 97% of our research is of international standing (REF 2021, combining 4*, 3* and 2* submissions – Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory; Art) and 100% of our research impact has been classed ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ (REF 2021, combining 4* and 3* submissions – Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory; Art).

UK Top 20 for Art and Design

We are a highly ranked and reputable School of Art. We are proud of our performance in major league tables, including being ranked 10th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2025. Our strong ranking results reflect excellent student satisfaction, high-quality research, and amazing career prospects. 

Why study a degree with us