This degree provides an introductory 'Year 0' that enables you to progress onto the first year of either the BA (Hons) Fine Art or the BA (Hons) Fine Art & History of Art degree. It's a small, friendly programme, and we place an emphasis on one-to-one tuition and teaching in small groups. You'll be introduced to a range of technical and conceptual skills that will help you to develop your critical judgment and establish the basics of your future work, and you'll undertake English Language study where necessary. You'll make and study contemporary art in a dynamic, critical and interdisciplinary environment. We'll equip you with the skills that will help you develop independent thought and confidence in your practice, as well as transferable skills suitable for employment in the creative industries. You'll have your own studio space from day one, and will have access to excellent facilities including specialist research laboratories. All staff on the programme are practising artists, curators and writers, here to respond to the work that you make and to help you understand how it contributes to, and challenges, the critical debates that exist in the study area and beyond. Many Goldsmiths students go on to become internationally successful artists. Since 1990, former Goldsmiths students have been nominated for the Turner Prize more than 30 times, and have won the prize on seven occasions.