Fees must be paid in advance and can be paid yearly or termly (the latter incurring a 5% surcharge).
Please note, these are our 2020-21 fees. Fees are subject to annual review and are likely to increase by due to inflation in the following academic years (this is capped at 5% annually).
Studying Fine Art at this level will incur costs in addition to fees, accommodation, travel and usual living expenses. Whilst some basic materials are provided for certain Elective Skills Workshop Courses, you will be required to cover other costs such as those associated with the final year Graduate Show and materials required to successfully complete the course. We estimate that these costs will be between £200 and £600* per year, depending on materials, chosen disciplines and stage of the programme.
The Academy has a small shop onsite, where you will be able to purchase some materials. Some guidance on where to purchase other specialist materials is in the student handbook and Tutors can also advise you.
*Please be aware that this is an estimate for guidance (based on survey results from previous students) only and actual expenditure will vary from student to student, depending on the nature of the practical work they choose to make.
Trips and Visits
Some components of the programme will suggest students visit relevant exhibitions. These are quite often free as they are in commercial galleries. Where there is an entry fee, whilst we encourage you to take these trips, we understand it is not always possible, so they are not compulsory nor essential.
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.
As an independent institution our courses are not subject to public funding and as a result there is no exemption from fees for under 19 year olds or access to student loans.
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 study for an agreed period. Please see our withdrawal and interruption of study policy for more information.
Please see our Terms and Conditions for more information on Fees.