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Rhiannon Rebecca Salisbury

I have a distinct memory of the first time I walked into the art academy. I felt like a child who had just walked into Willy Wonker’s Chocolate Factory. It was a completely new world to me, but one I immediately wanted to be a part of. I saw fabulous large sculpture being built from a various models, life drawing, painting and much more, there was so much art work being made everywhere, but real tangible living art and artists of all ages and disciplines heavily involved in their work. I was enthralled straight away. I had been to many art schools in London before but had never entered a space quite like this with such a practical hands on approach. I was mesmerised by the quality of the work and the intensity of its production. It was like a living dream to see huge sculptures and awe inspiring paintings being created in such an immediate, physical way. Waiting to find out if i had been accepted was agony, I had never wanted to go somewhere so much before.

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Bursaries now available for all students starting one of our Foundation Degrees or BA in September 2018

If you’re looking at enrolling in an academic Art course we have some exciting news about our BA and Foundation Degrees. We’re delighted to announce that we have secured funding to create bursaries for all first year students joining our BA (Hons) Degree* in Fine Art and our Foundation Degree* in Contemporary Portraiture, Sculpture or Fine Art in September 2018. The 20% bursary will reduce our fees to £6,600, down from £8,250 - significantly below national levels for degree courses. We believe that students need as much help as possible to enable them to study Fine Art and these bursaries will do just that. Every first year student joining these courses in September 2018 will receive the bursary for the duration of their programme. Furthermore, we have additional bursaries of 30% upwards available to students, assessed on need. We are unique in our art education offering. Our teaching body is second to none, all our tutors are professional, practising artists and our students have some of highest contact hours of any Fine Art course in the UK. Offering these bursaries is now allowing us to challenge even more students to become the best artists they can be, and we’re very proud of that! If you want to know more about our BA, Foundation Degrees and other academic programmes on offer, please visit https://artacademy.org.uk/which-programme/, sign up to one of our Open Days https://artacademy.org.uk/open-days/ or call 0207 407 6969. *Subject to validation by the Open University
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