Art at University of Reading - UCAS

Course summary

Explore art across a wide range of forms and contexts with our BA Art course. BA Art brings together creative practical skills with knowledge of art history and wider cultural contexts. This unique four-year programme begins with a foundational year, giving you the time, focus and resources to explore ideas, take risks and develop expertise in your subject. You also have the opportunity to sample other subjects and spend time abroad. The course provides you with the tools to develop, make and present your artwork. It fosters your investigative, critically reflective and independent learning through the study and discussion of contemporary art and its histories. Making and critical reflection come together to enable you to develop and articulate your own creative position. If you are looking for our three-year programme, please visit BA Fine Art. Facilities for BA Art Reading School of Art has an extensive range of dedicated facilities in a new building, featuring: flexible studios open 24 hours a day, seven days a week specialist workshops in wood, ceramics, metal and printmaking darkrooms for photography digital workshops and facilities for film and video editing, imaging, sound, virtual reality and web building tools, and a dedicated audio-visual recording room. Professional placement You’ll be encouraged to take advantage of placement opportunities that can develop your professional skills and prepare you for a range of careers. Previous art students at Reading have:

  • taken part in exhibitions and public art commissions
  • delivered workshops at the Tate Modern
  • worked with different artists and designers through organisations such as Studio Voltaire and Frieze Art Fair.
Study Abroad Study art abroad through our links with other universities. You could study in countries such as the USA, Canada, Australia, South Korea, Hungary, the Czech Republic, France and Switzerland. You could spend two weeks or a semester abroad, or participate in a summer school abroad. We’ll help you decide where to go and for how long, guide you through the application process, and support you when you’re abroad. Past students have participated in week-long international study trips to Madrid and Berlin, while others have participated in an exchange partnership scheme, organising exhibitions with universities in China and Japan.


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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Contextual offers for this programme are typically two grades beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. CDD.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
TOEFL (iBT)88We require a minimum score of 88 overall with no less than 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
Cambridge English AdvancedBWe require a grade B or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCWe require a grade C or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.
PTE Academic69We require a minimum score of 69 overall with at least 59 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Institution's Own TestTest of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Trinity ISEMeritWe require a Merit in each element from ISE II. If you take ISE III or ISE IV, we require a Pass in each element.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £22350 Year 1
International £22350 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Art at University of Reading - UCAS