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Reading School of Art – University of Reading

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  • Ranked seventh in the UK

    The Complete University Guide, University Subject Tables 2018

  • 150 years of heritage

    The Reading School of Art Master of Fine Art is the longest established MFA in the UK.

Reading School of Art

A progressive, contemporary and innovative art school with 150 years of history, offering you the benefits of world-leading research, high-quality teaching and exceptional opportunities.

Join our community of artists, curators and writers and develop your professional practice whilst pushing the boundaries of contemporary art. At Reading School of Art we specialise in contemporary art that draws upon international perspectives, innovative techniques, critique and reflection and historic standing.

people and programmes that challenge and inspire

Your teaching staff are all practising artists, curators and writers with international academic connections and experience; and they will help you develop the skills, self belief and creative initiative you need to express your thinking and succeed as an artist.

You will benefit from our partnerships and connections with the creative world, including access to a high profile alumni network of practicing artists and curators.

Collaboration is at the heart of how we teach and the approach you will develop. You will become part of a community highly connected with the creative world, giving you access to experience, expertise and career opportunities.  

Our degree programmes inspire, challenge and support your growth as an artist; and our master's programmes enable you to further your future career or academic ambitions.

top ten art school

We are ranked  seventh in the UK for art (The Complete University Guide, University Subject Tables 2018)   with internationally focused and award-winning academics.

our Research

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment (REF 2014), 100% of our research was classed as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Our key strengths include exhibition and curatorial practice, publication projects and critical art writing. All our work is underpinned by an emphasis on digital technologies as a format for the production, dispersion and interpretation of art. 

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