BA (Hons) Fine Art

Full time: 3 years, 3-4 days per week

Part time: 6 years, 2 days per week

Art Academy BA Prize 2019

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Art Academy BA Prize 2019. The prize will award one scholarship for our full-time BA (Hons) Fine Art, covering all tuition costs* for the duration of the three-year programme.

At Art Academy London, we believe everyone should have access to high-quality art education. That’s why we offer art courses to suit all levels of skill and commitment, and provide bursaries to help students with tuition fees for our BA, Foundation Degree and Fine Art Foundation.

Shortlisted entrants will receive an Art Academy London sketchbook and drawing pack, and will have their work shown in our online gallery.

There is a non-refundable £15 entry fee, which you’ll need to pay when you apply.

*please note, this doesn’t include living costs, material or other costs. Please see the BA webpage to find out more about other costs associated with studying our BA.

Can I apply?

We welcome entries from all enthusiastic candidates! To be eligible for the BA Prize 2019, you’ll need to meet the following criteria:

  • You need to have the right to study in the UK for the duration of the programme
  • You must be able to commit to studying the BA (Hons) Fine Art full time (3 – 4 tutored days a week, plus at least one further day of independent study for three years) and you must be able to start the BA in September 2020
  • You’ll be at least 18 years old when the course starts in September 2020

What’s the shortlisting process?

First, you’ll need to complete the application form below, pay your entry fee and submit up to 3 images of ONE artwork. One of these images must be in context (e.g. a painting hanging on a wall or a sculpture in a room) and you’ll also need to tell us the dimensions. The deadline for entries is 5pm on Sunday 19th January 2020.

We will then shortlist applicants to come in for interview with members of our Academic Team on the week of 2nd February 2020. At the interview, you’ll need to bring a portfolio of work with you; we’ll assess your suitability for our BA, give you a tour of the building and ensure you’re fully informed about the course itself. We’ll be in touch with shortlisted entrants in January 2020 with all the details.

The winner will be announced by our judges on Thursday 20th February 2020.

Who are the judges?

The Prize will be judged by:

Rob Pepper, Principal, Art Academy London

Henry Little, Executive Director, The Fine Art Group

Kate Gordon, Founder, London Art Studies

Terms & Conditions


Eligibility: The Art Academy BA Prize is open to UK and EU entrants who have the right to study in the UK and will not require a student visa at any point during the duration of the programme. You must be able to enrol on the BA (Hons) Fine Art to start in September 2020, and you must be at least 18 years old when the course starts. You must be able to commit to studying full time (3 – 4 tutored days per week, plus at least one further day of independent study) for three years.

English language requirements: All entrants are required to demonstrate an appropriate level of English language competence to study with us. This can be through previous study in English (evidencing an approved English language qualification at Level 2, GCSE or equivalent). If you are unable to provide evidence of a relevant, formal English qualification, we will require specific performance in written English tests during the shortlisting stage. Appropriate level of spoken English is assessed at interview.

Closing Date: The closing date is 5pm on Monday 19th January 2019: you must have completed the application form, paid the non-refundable £15 entry fee and submitted a digital portfolio of work by this deadline.

Allocation: The Prize will be awarded on Thursday 20th February 2020 to one entrant who meets the eligibility criteria and has successfully completed the shortlisting process. All reasonable attempts will be made to reach the selected winner via the email address provided with application. If we cannot reach the winner within two weeks of this date, we reserve the right to withdraw the offer and select another entrant. The winner will be required to provide suitable education and/or employment referees and complete the Academy’s usual application process: you will be sent an offer letter, the Terms and Conditions (contract) which you will need to sign and copies of the Student Handbook, Programme Handbook ad Academic Regulations. By accepting the Prize, you agree to abide by our Academic Regulations and Policies. If you are unable to provide suitable referees and complete the application process, you will become ineligible to win, and another entrant will be selected in your place. Entrants’ personal data will be used in accordance with data protection legislation in the UK. The winner will be announced on the Art Academy London website, social media and other marketing channels. We are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants; if you have not been contacted by 20th February 2019 you have not been successful.

Withdrawal of scholarship: We reserve the right to withdraw the Prize from anyone who is found to have misled Art Academy London about any aspect of their eligibility and to seek repayment of the full scholarship. By accepting the Prize, you agree to abide by our Academic Regulations and Policies and if you fail to do so at any point during your period of study this may result in the withdrawal of the scholarship. If a student is no longer able to study on the BA Fine Art programme as detailed under the eligibility section above, the scholarship will be withdrawn.

I’m ready to apply!

Apply here.

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