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.
If you would like to find out more about studying at the RA Schools, please come to one of our Open Days. All of our Open Days begin at 2.15pm, and no booking is necessary. The dates of our Open Days in 2015 will be posted online in September.
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