201–250 th
World University Rankings 2021
42 nd
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Whiteknights House Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AH, United Kingdom

Art - University of Reading

Discover the artist in you through professional practice, experimenting with different media and taking part in exhibitions. At Reading you will benefit from a combination of art practice, contemporary theory and history. Explore painting, sculpture (such as welding and casting) and printmaking, examine the exciting potential of new technologies and produce some new and emerging art forms at one of the top 10 art schools in the UK (Complete University Guide, 2018). On this course, you will develop as an artist by joining a lively and creative community, exploring a vast range of media and experimenting with emerging art forms. Your first year gives you a broad foundation, encouraging you to explore painting, construction, casting, welding, print-making and digital and technical media as well as more traditional approaches. You can also learn a modern language, which complements the option to study abroad in your third year. After your first year you will be assigned a studio tutor and focus on developing your individual and professional practice, working towards your final project and dissertation in the final year. You will receive your own dedicated studio space, accessible 24 hours a day and seven days a week. These spaces are a creative, lively and stimulating environment in which to practise, with all years sharing the same area. There is a high level of activity in the studios, with regular events, screenings, performances and exhibitions. A student-run gallery and experimental project spaces are also available. Regular field trips to national and international museums, art institutions and galleries also allow you to consider the diverse conditions in which art is displayed and received. You will have lots of opportunity to gain professional experience by taking part in your own exhibitions, public art commissions and events. Debate and constructive criticism are actively encouraged and you will openly discuss your work with peers and teaching staff. **Careers** This course will equip you with the knowledge, intellectual ability and practice-led skills you need to make an imaginative and effective contribution to the art world – or the wider creative industries. As well as the practical experience gained, our students also graduate with a range of transferable skills, such as self-motivation, time management and strategic thinking. They have greater self-confidence and are better able to express themselves. Many of our graduates develop successful careers as artists, writers and curators. We boast a number of successful alumni such as Turner Prize-nominated artists, as well as PhD students who are award-winning artists and curators at influential museums. Other graduates have found employment in galleries, education, art therapy, film and video production, journalism, advertising and teaching. Others have found employment in galleries, education, art therapy and film and video production. Recent employers include Tate, Whitechapel Gallery, The Burlington Magazine, Christies, Microsoft, and the BBC.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,ReadingUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £16,475