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Our courses


BA Fine Art

Benefit from our distinct approach to the subject, combining practice, theory and history – especially in contemporary art. 

Experiment with a range of subjects and media, exploring painting, sculpture (such as welding and casting), printmaking, and digital media.

BA Art

This four-year programme includes a foundation year that leads directly into the three-year course. It provides an excellent introduction to a degree in art, particularly coming straight from A Level or BTEC. 
You'll be provided with an introduction to studying fine art, as well as university life.

BA Art and History of Art

By combining studio practice and art historical studies, you gain a strong academic grounding, with a rich source of ideas for your own artwork. 

Develop your skills in visual analysis, art production, writing and curation, and address art history from a contemporary perspective.


BA Art and Philosophy

Ask ethical and metaphysical questions about real-world issues from both Western and global perspectives. 

Open your mind to radically different ways of thinking about art and hone your critical judgement, reasoning and argument skills.


BA Art and Psychology

Study both the science and art of the human mind, learning how to think, feel and communicate through making. 

Gain your first qualification towards training to be a professional clinical psychologist while expanding your understanding of art production, its contexts and histories.


BA Art and Creative Writing

Expand your understanding of contemporary literature and art theories as you enhance your skills in writing and art production.  

Explore literature creatively as you develop characters, shape poems and study theories and practitioners across both disciplines.


BA Art and English Literature

Deepen your understanding of ideas and theories in contemporary art and explore English literature from every era and across the globe. 

Explore text-based art, visual narratives and writing in different media, as well as forms of publishing and distribution, online and off.


BA Art and Film

Learn both the practical and theoretical sides of art and film/TV production and encounter art and film from a range of viewpoints. 

Respond to the urgent questions of today by building worlds, storytelling and getting under the skin of individual identities, real or imagined.


BA Art and Theatre

Develop a critical understanding of contemporary art, modern theatre and performance, giving you the potential to challenge the status quo.  

Create compelling, immersive experiences and discover how the classical interacts with the radical, experimental potential of these art forms.

Studying material that ranged from history of art to philosophy and anthropology, I noticed a big change in how I thought about and approached both art and knowledge.

Maria Garay Arriba, BA Art and History of Art graduate

Your future career

Our courses will equip you with the knowledge and practice-led skills you need for life as an artist or in the wider creative field. As a graduate, you will be self-sufficient with the ability to motivate yourself and develop your own work, with a range of transferable skills. 

Many of our graduates develop successful careers as artists, writers and curators. These include a number of famous alumni, including Turner Prize-nominated artists and curators at influential museums.


Graduate destinations

As well as producing world-famous artists, Turner-prize nominees, and representatives for Britain at the Venice Biennale (Cornelia Parker, Mike Nelson, Bob & Roberta Smith), at Reading School of Art we equip our students to be highly employable in a wide range of fields. 

Graduates have found employment in galleries, education, art therapy, film and video production, journalism, advertising and teaching. Recent employers include Tate, Whitechapel Gallery, Christies, Microsoft, the BBC, Victoria and Albert Museum and Manolo Blahnik.

Overall, 93.5% of graduates from Art are in work or further study within 15 months of graduation (Based on our analysis of HESA data © HESA 2023, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020/21; includes first degree Art responders).

Fees, funding and scholarships

There is a variety of funding support available to our undergraduate students. You may be eligible for government loans, grants or bursaries. 

Students from the UK can receive government loans to help towards tuition fees and living costs. UK students may also be eligible for other grants and bursaries depending on their circumstances. 

Undergraduate fees and funding


Your application

You can apply online for all our courses via the national admissions service, UCAS.

Interview days

Have you already applied for your course? In addition to your formal application, you will be invited to an interview day.

These days are a great opportunity for you to visit the campus and find out more about your course.