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Develop a rich portfolio

Gain real-world experience, strengthen your portfolio and raise your profile by taking part in a wealth of exhibitions, events, work placements, and international study opportunities.

Hone your skills in our studios

Our studios are diverse, lively and stimulating environments in which to learn and develop new skills, exchange experiences with others and develop as an artist.

Learn from our experts

Our staff are actively involved in the arts and are highly connected with the creative world beyond the University, giving our students access to experience, expertise and career opportunities.
24-hour access to the art studios has allowed me to really invest in my painting; I can work to timescales that suit me and in an environment that is inspiring and encouraging.
Thomas van der Meulen, BA Art graduate

As a student at Reading School of Art, you’ll develop your creative ideas and practical skills, providing the ideal platform to build a future career.

Watch this trailer to see why our students feel that our course has been ideal for the development of their trade, and how it has helped to inspire a new generation of artists. 

Throughout your time with us, you will be well supported in furthering your art practice by your tutors and through regular feedback. Find out from our BA Art and Psychology student Nesta about the support provided.

"I love how Reading has the structure and Ethos to encourage and support its students to create your own degree pathway which is very unique."

Watch the video to learn more about Helena's amazing experience studying at the University of Reading. 


Benefit from our partnerships and connections with the creative world, and access to a high-profile alumni network of practicing artists and curators.

Study Abroad

Enrich your studies by taking part in our optional Study Abroad programme, available in the autumn semester of your second or third year.


Develop your skills in our workshops and material sessions, using facilities that support 3D, 2D, digital, performance and audiovisual practices.

Excellence in research

We foster the development of artistic research, proposing new modes of art practice and stimulating public discourse around our subject matter.

Student stories

BA Fine Art student, Vervina Henry

"My time at Reading has helped to develop me into an artist that is confident to explore other media: film, photography, performance and to combine them all, layer them together and see what the results are."

Vervina Henry, BA Fine Art graduate