Fees for the full-time BA (Hons) Contemporary Portraiture in the academic year 2022/23 are £24,000 for the three-year duration of the full-time programme or £25,500 for the entire six-year duration of the programme part-time. This equates to £8,000 per annum full time and £4,250 per annum part-time if completed in six years.
If the programme is completed part-time in five years the entire fee will be £25,000 (which equates to £5,000 per annum). Tuition fees are subject to annual review and potential increase as detailed below.
Where students switch from full time to part-time mode (or vice versa) partway through the programme, annual tuition fees will be recalculated pro-rata from the relevant full programme tuition fee outstanding.
A deposit of £100 as outlined below is also payable on acceptance of the offer.
Our 2022/23 fees are as follows:
Full time BA – 3 years||
Part time BA – 6 years||
We review our fees annually; they are likely to increase due to inflation in the following academic years (this is capped at 5% p.a.).
Fees must be paid in advance, and you can pay them yearly or by term (incurring a 5% surcharge). We will consider payment options to help you split the cost, so please get in touch to discuss this with us.
Students at Art Academy London are currently ineligible for a Student Loan for undergraduate degrees or for Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) funding for our Foundation course.
We want to make sure as many students as possible can access the high-quality fine art education we provide. As part of this, we offer bursaries to help with tuition fees for our BA (Hons) Fine Art, which you can apply for once you’ve been offered a place to study with us by completing the bursary application form. We offer two types of bursaries, and you can apply for one or the other:
If you have a low annual household income or any other exceptional circumstances, you may be eligible for a bursary, for an amount up to the value of 50% of the annual tuition fees. Bursaries are assessed on an individual basis, based on need as well as merit, and are awarded at the discretion of the Principal and Director of Academic Quality, Standards and Student Experience. Please note, you’ll need to provide evidence of income to support your application for an Academic Bursary. The Bursary is awarded as a reduction in tuition fees, rather than a monetary award.
Any financial support is awarded subject to students complying with our Terms and Conditions and the Student Handbook. For further information about bursaries, including how to apply, please contact our academic team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see our Bursaries page for more information.
As a small independent art school, we are unable to hold places offered indefinitely. If your application is successful you’ll need to pay a deposit of £100 (which will be deducted from your first term’s tuition fee) and return your signed contract to secure your place.
Once you’ve returned the signed contract and paid your deposit, you have a 14-day cooling-off period to change your mind. If you choose to cancel during this time, we’ll refund your full deposit. After this period, the Academy reserves the right to retain this deposit if you fail to enrol.
You’ll need to pay your tuition fees before the start of the programme. Beyond the statutory cooling off period, you must inform the Academy of your intention to withdraw. If you wish to withdraw from your course after its official start date, you will be liable for a fee. Full details of the liability can be found in our Terms and Conditions. Should you need to, you can suspend your study for up to 12 months. Please see our withdrawal and interruption of study policy for more information.
Please see our Terms and Conditions for more information on Fees.
While some basic materials are provided for certain Elective Skills Workshop courses, you’ll need to provide most of the materials required to complete the course successfully and cover other costs such as those associated with the final year Graduate Show.
Based on a survey from our previous students, we estimate that these costs will be between £500 and £1,500 per year, although this will vary depending on the materials, chosen disciplines and stage of the programme.
We have a small shop on site, where you can purchase some materials at a heavily discounted price. You can find guidance on where to buy other specialist materials in the Student Handbook and from your tutors.
Trips and visits
You’ll be expected to visit galleries and exhibitions independently, to help develop your contextual knowledge and practice. Some parts of the programme will also suggest you visit specific exhibitions; many of these are free.
We understand that where there is an entry fee, you may not always be able to attend; while we encourage you to take these trips, they’re not compulsory or essential, and your tutor will prepare an alternative itinerary of free museums and galleries visits that you can follow.
At the start of your final year, you’ll need to pay a Graduate Exhibition deposit of £100 in addition to your tuition fees. This deposit is refundable upon the satisfactory removal of your graduate exhibition installation at the end of the academic year. Students in receipt of a bursary are not required to pay the deposit and those who are unable to pay this deposit due to financial difficulties may be eligible for assistance. In all cases, the Academy reserves the right to seek redress for any financial losses incurred by a student’s failure to dispose of materials and/or repair work to the exhibition space (building) after the exhibition (by retaining the deposit and/ or invoicing the student).