If you would like to start studying at the Reading School of Art in 2021, please view our 2021/22 undergraduate Art courses.
Experiment with a range of subjects and media, exploring painting, sculpture (such as welding and casting), printmaking, and digital media.
You'll be provided with an introduction to studying fine art, as well as university life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enrich your experiences of contemporary art, film and modern theatre as you develop your critical understanding of all three areas.
Tell stories through performance and delve into the histories of the art forms, learning how to respond to the complexities of the modern world.
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.
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.
Maria Garay Arriba, BA Art and History of Art graduate
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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.
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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.