36 months
20300 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


With our Art you can develop as an artist by joining a lively and creative community, exploring a vast range of media and experimenting with emerging art forms at University of Reading.


Our studios are a creative, lively and stimulating environment in which to practice, with all years sharing the same area. Each student receives their own dedicated space, accessible 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. There is always a high level of activity in the studios with events, screenings, performances and exhibitions regularly taking place. The Art programme is offered by the University of Reading.

The programme

A student-run gallery and experimental project spaces are also available for you to explore. Your teaching staff are artists, curators and researchers of international standing and are actively involved in the art world and 100% of their research has been classed as world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework, 2014 – Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory: A – Art).

Your first year gives you a broad foundation encouraging you to experiment with a wide range of subjects and media. You can explore construction, casting, welding, printmaking and digital and technical media as well as more traditional approaches. Alongside your core practical modules we teach you Contemporary Art Theory and the History of Art. You can also learn a modern language, which complements the option to study abroad in your third year.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art studio
  • Reading objects, writing images
  • Modernisms and mythologies
  • What is the contemporary?
  • Medium, media and materials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Typical offer

Foundation Diploma in Art plus 80 UCAS tariff points, or three A levels at BBB

All suitable applicants will be interviewed and will need to provide a portfolio of their work

  • International Baccalaureate

24 points plus Pass in Art Foundation, or 30 points overall

  • BTEC Extended Diploma


Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20300 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Reading

903 - 1382 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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