As one of the world’s creative capitals it is hardly surprising that London plays hosts to multiple world-renowned art schools. With each institution boasting impressive alumni lists as well as specialist practitioners on staff, it is no wonder that students travel across the globe to join these varied and inspiring courses. So whether you have a passion for painting or an obsession with sculpture, consult our definitive guide and start on the road to an artistic education.
This privately run school was founded in 1797 and still places emphasis on carefully selected students. With a total of only 17 pupils per year group it is able to offer completely free three-year postgraduate programme with added bursaries for producing new work. Unsurprisingly, the school calls upon its own Royal Academicians and school alumni to offer an impressive programme of teaching and debate, as well as offering enviably large studio spaces situated within the Royal Academy itself.