Contemporary Portraiture FD
Full time: 2 years, 3-4 days per week, 10am – 5pm
Part time: 4 years, 2 days per week, 10am – 5pm
Embrace the diversity of contemporary art practices while learning the technical and creative skills needed to become a portrait painter in this one-of-a-kind specialist programme.
Our teaching approach is unique: we keep our class sizes small, and you’ll benefit from the highest tutor contact hours of any higher education art course in the UK. You’ll learn both traditional and contemporary skills from expert tutors, including some of Britain’s top practising portrait artists; from members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and winners of the BP Portrait Award to those with work in national collections including the National Portrait Gallery.
All academic students are able to take advantage of free places on the Academy’s public courses (evening, weekend and short courses). These are available at the discretion of the Academy and subject to availability.*
Our Contemporary Portraiture FD is validated by The Open University.