Please note that our next admissions period is 1 October - 1 December 2015.
In an applicant we look first for evidence of a strong practice; second that the candidate is looking for evolution in their work and that their practice is not fixed; third that they have a desire and capacity to be critically engaged with their own work and that of others. We aim to put together a diverse group that represents the breadth of contemporary art practice.
In most cases our successful candidates have gained a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art or have equivalent experience. In recent years we have accepted a number of candidates straight from their BA but most of our successful candidates have been working as independent artists for a number of years. We do consider applications from those who have an MA, currently none of our students have this qualification.
If you aren’t a national of a country within the European Economic Area please see page 2 of the Application Guidelines for the criteria that must be met by any international candidate.
We are moving to a digital applications system for 2016/17 admissions. This process will be outlined in the 2016/17 prospectus, which will be available from mid-September.
If you would like to find out more about studying at the RA Schools, please come to one of our Open Days (no booking necessary).
Wednesday 7 October 2015 – 2.15pm
Wednesday 14 October 2015 – 2.15pm
Wednesday 21 October 2015 – 2.15pm
Download our Prospectus