How to Apply for 2020/21 Entry
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The following contains all the information you will need to make an application to study a credit-bearing course with us at the Art School, whether you are applying within the UK, from the EU/EEA or anywhere else in the world. Please click the following links to apply for Study Abroad or the Summer School.

This section details the application and selection process – when you should apply, what you have to submit, how your application will be progressed, and what you can expect at interview and following. The section also details current courses fees and other charges, along with prospective term dates and key information, along with an FAQ and links to other resources, including the relevant application forms.

I am thinking of studying at the Art School, what should I do?

First you should make sure you know all about the course that you are interested in by reading the relevant ‘Why Study Here?’ and ‘Course Details’:

Foundation

BA (Hons) Conservation: Stone, Wood & Decorative Surfaces

BA (Hons) Conservation: Books & Paper

BA (Hons) Fine Art

BA (Hons) Historic Carving: Architectural Stone

BA (Hons) Historic Carving: Woodcarving & Gilding

GradDip Arts: Carving

PgDip Carving

MA Art & Material Histories

MA Carving

MA Conservation

MA Fine Art

We also strongly recommend you attend an Open Day at least for the tour of the Art School but more importantly for the opportunity to meet tutors. Open Days are also a great chance to talk with current students and hear about their experiences.

For those of you who cannot attend an Open Day, you can download the Course Handbook at the end of this page, watch some of our videos or, if you prefer, we are happy to discuss the Art School and its courses with you via email or by phone.

Please follow the Art School’s Social Media accounts on, facebook instagram twitter, in order to get an insight of the day-to-day activities and events of the Art School.

We welcome applications from anyone committed to study with us and with the aptitude to do so. The Art School believes that everyone has something to offer and that each applicant and student have their individual specific needs and ways of learning. If you have a particular requirement that you need assistance for in your application process please consult our ‘What Advice & Guidance is available?‘ section below.

It is important to remember we manage our own applications, so if you have any enquiries about any of our courses, please contact us directly at admissions@cityandguildsartschool.ac.uk

What fees would I pay?

For each course there are two levels of fees; your residential history (where you have been living and with what status) for the past three years will determine which of the two you will be charged. As with most providers the different  levels are referred to as Home, which also includes EU/EEA and International. Although students from the UK and other EU countries all pay the same fees the rules to qualify as a Home student differ.

Please see below for a list of the course fees for each of our 2020/21 courses:

Course Home/EU Tuition Fees International Tuition Fees
Foundation £7,850 £13,500
Undergraduate £9,500 £14,750
GradDip Full-Time £9,500 £14,750
GradDip Part-Time (Per Year) £5,035 £7,850
PgDip Full-Time £9,750 £15,750
PgDip Part-Time (Per Year) £5,175 £8,375
MA Full-Time £10,000 £16,750
MA Part-Time (Per Year) £5,300 £8,915

Refund Policy

To be eligible for a full refund you will need to provide notification of your decision to withdraw from the course (cancellation of contract) in writing within, whichever is the later date of:

a) fourteen (14) days of your original formal acceptance of a place and your payment of the deposit; or

b) up to six (6) weeks before the start date of the course.

Should you decide to cancel the contract outside of this period (less than six (6) weeks before the course commences and after fourteen (14) days have passed since your original formal acceptance of a place) you will not be eligible for a refund of the deposit.

Please note:

  • all refunds will be made to the individual or organisation that originally paid the fees; if a third party has paid the deposit on behalf of the student the refund is made to the third party;
  • refunds can only be made to the account from which the original payment was made;
  • if entitled, refunds will be processed within 21 days of receiving the request;
  • all refunds will be made in GB pound sterling;
  • any bank charges or currency conversion costs incurred in making a refund shall be borne by the student or the third party receiving the payment.
  • For international students, tuition fees and deposit will become non-refundable after a CAS number is issued.
Are there Additional Costs?

Successful Application Processing Fee and Deposit

A non-refundable Successful Application Processing Fee of £225 (Home/EU) /£325 (International) is charged on acceptance of a place.

A Deposit of £500 is also charged on acceptance of a place but forms part-payment of your fees.

Successful Application Processing Fees and Deposits are paid on acceptance of a place but should you change your mind before the course commences, deposits may be refundable. Application Processing Fees are non-refundable.

Material expenses

For each course you will be required to purchase a number of materials, for information on material and study visit costs please visit the course page that you are interested in. The Art School also provide a number of basic materials for each student and there is an on-site Art School shop selling art materials.

How can I fund my studies?

Student Loans

If you are a UK national and studying your first Honours degree with the Art School you are most likely eligible for support from the Student Loan Company. Information on how to apply for a student loan and all other aspects of student funding is available from: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance  and you can find detailed information about repaying your student loan here. For further specific information please check:

Are there any Grants or Financial Awards?

Whilst you can obtain a student loan to cover your tuition fees for many of our courses, the student loan amount will not cover the full amount of tuition fees. We have a number of bursaries and grants available for each our courses, to which applicants who have received an offer from us can apply to. Your application will be assessed depending on your personal characteristics and financial status.

At City & Guilds of London Art School we are committed to widening participation in higher education and offering the opportunity our specialist courses provide based on merit and potential. Alongside the Art School’s own grants a number of organisations and individuals support our students with financial assistance through a range of grants and financial assistance. This is in recognition of our deserved reputation for excellence, our commitment to providing high levels of contact time with active professionals and our championing of specialist subjects.

For information about what grants or financial awards please visit the Student Funding page on our website.

Please note: we only accept applications for financial assistance after an offer has been made to an applicant.

What are the Entry Requirements?

A City & Guilds of London Art School course is suitable for applicants who can meet the minimum entry requirements and have an appetite to learn in an intensive studio-based teaching environment.

The minimum entry requirements can be fulfilled in three different ways:

  • Standard educational – applicants have achieved the minimum educational level for their required course;
  • International educational – applicants have achieved an international educational level that is equivalent to our Standard educational requirements;
  • Other experiential – Applicants can demonstrate equivalent prior practice and experience (work or otherwise) to our Standard educational requirements. Using a process called Recognition /Accreditation of Prior Learning (R/APL), Art School Admissions Tutors consider how various work-life and (in)formal educational experiences meet the educational level of the entry requirements.

Please see our Recognition/ Accreditation of Prior Learning Policy here.

English Language Requirements

All applicants who do not speak English as a first language are required to provide evidence of their English language skills. The Art School cannot accept any applicant who scores lower than the equivalent of Level 5.5 from the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS): a minimum of 5.5 is required for each of listening, reading, writing, and speaking.

If you do not require a Tier 4 visa and wish to take The Cambridge English Exams, your score requires to be in the range of 162–168 or higher.

What are the application deadlines?

We have a number of application windows throughout the year. Please see below to find out when the next application deadline is for you.

Foundation Application Cycles
  Deadline Interview Period Decision By Acceptance By
Cycle 1 19 January 2020 27 January – 7 February 2020 14 February 2020 8 March 2020
Cycle 2 23 February 2020 2 – 20 March 2020 27 March 2020 19 April 2020
Cycle 3 29 March 2020 14 – 24 April 2020 1 May 2020 17 May 2020
Cycle 4 17 May 2020 25 May – 5 June 2020 12 June 2020 28 June 2020
BA & GradDip Application Cycles
  Deadline Interview Period Decision By Acceptance By
Cycle 1 24 November 2019 2 – 6 December 2019 13 December 2019 5 January 2020
Cycle 2 15 January 2020 20 – 31 January 2020 7 February 2020 1 March 2020
Cycle 3 1 March 2020 9 – 27 March 2020 3 April 2020 26 April 2020
Cycle 4 3 May 2020 11 – 22 May 2020 29 May 2020 21 June 2020
PgDip & MA Application Cycles
  Deadline Interview Period Decision By Acceptance By
Cycle 1 2 February 2020 10 – 21 February 2020 28 February 2020 22 March 2020
Cycle 2 29 March 2020 14 -24 April 2020 1 May 2020 17 May 2020
Cycle 3 24 May 2020 1 – 5 June 2020 12 June 2020 28 June 2020
What happens to my Application?

Receipt of Application

Once your application is received by the Art School Admissions Office, you will receive an acknowledgement email that lists all the items received and any outstanding.

If upon receipt of your application, the course is full, you will be placed on a waiting list.

Application Processing

The Admissions Office will check your application to ensure you meet the minimum entry requirements and make an assessment of your fee status.

Assuming your application is complete and you meet the minimum entry requirements, you will then be invited to interview.

Interview invitation

The interview invitation details the date and time of your interview at the Art School. If you are living overseas, telephone/online-video interviews may be arranged.

Applicants with specific needs

If you are at all concerned that a disability might interfere or inhibit your interview, please let us know in your application: we will make any reasonable adjustment, which is within our capacity, so that you might fully participate in an interview.

What about the Interview and portfolio?

The actual Interview

We interview all applicants who reach our minimum entrance requirements. For further details on the interview process please consult the Course page that you are interested in. All tutors involved are trained in the fair and equitable conduct of interviews and are fully conversant in the Art School’s Admissions Policy.

We encourage you to inform us in advance if the arrangements for your interview require adjustment due to an existing condition or disability. For example if you might require more time or specific access arrangements or other support. Our aim is to ensure that all eligible applicants are given a fair opportunity to demonstrate their potential to study on the course.

Interview Questions For Applicants

The interview will be relatively informal and we want you to feel comfortable and confident. To ensure fairness and to help you prepare we have agreed upon a set of key questions that all applicants for their designated course will be asked at interview and these are set out below:

Please remember that the purpose of the interview is to enable you to demonstrate, and help us to see, your potential to study on the course. You should also use your interview visit as an opportunity to get a good idea about the Art School: our values and ethos, the course, and what studying here would be like and we encourage you to ask questions and see the interview as a two-way process.

How does the Interviewer make a decision?

The Interviewer makes their decision following the Interview and by assessing your whole application, not just the interview.

The assessment of your application is related to the specific selection criteria of your course, these criteria can be found in the Course Student Handbook that is available to download in the below section ‘Where can I find more information about the course I am interested in?‘.

What happens after the Interview?

Communicating interview decisions

We email the outcomes of interviews by the dates outlined in the application timelines.

Interview decisions

There are four possible interview decisions:

Unsuccessful Indicates that the Art School will NOT be offering a place on the course; OR
Deferred Places your application in reserve to be considered alongside the next round of interviewees; OR
Conditional Is the offer of a place on the course, provided the demonstration of additional academic requirements; OR
Unconditional Is the offer of a place on the course without demonstration of any further academic requirements.

Please note that all successful applicants, even those with an unconditional offer, MUST provide documentary evidence by enrolment to support the claims made in their application, eg, proof of identity and prior academic achievement.

Offer letter

Offer letters detail:

  • any academic condition of the offer;
  • the fees liable along with how and when to pay them; and
  • the Terms & Conditions relevant to the year of study.

Accepting an offer

The offer letter includes a Registration Form that must be signed and dated and returned to the Art School to confirm acceptance of both the offer and the Terms & Conditions.

Applicants usually have three weeks to accept an offer of a place, though this time may be shorter, later in the application cycle. The exact deadline to accept offers will be detailed in the offer letter.

Failure to accept an offer

Any offer of a place that is neither accepted nor declined by the required deadline, will automatically become deferred.

Registration and after

The return of the registration form, along with any fees required, confirms Registration with the Art School and a place on the course.

An official welcome letter is sent in July, which provides important enrolment and course information.

Withdrawal following registration

To withdraw following registration but prior to enrolment, the Art School must be informed in writing, for which the Model Cancellation Form can be used.

To be eligible for a full refund  notification must be provided within, whichever is the later date of:

  • fourteen (14) days of the original formal acceptance of a place and the payment of deposit; or
  • up to six (6) weeks before the start date of the course.

Please note:

  • all refunds will be made to the individual or organisation that originally paid the fees; if a third party has paid the deposit on behalf of the student the refund is made to the third party;
  • refunds can only be made to the account from which the original payment was made;
  • if entitled, refunds will be processed within 21 days;
  • all refunds will be made in GB pound sterling;
  • any bank charges or currency conversion costs incurred in making a refund shall be borne by the student or the third party receiving the payment.
  • for international students, tuition fees and deposit will become non-refundable after a CAS number is issued.
What are the Term Dates for 2020/21?

Term Dates 2020/21

Course Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Foundation 1 September – 11 December 2020 4 January – 19 March 2021 12 April – 17 May 2021
BA (Hons) Conservation (Years 1 & 2) 14 September – 11 December 2020 4  January – 19 March 2021 12 April – 18 June 2021
BA (Hons) Conservation (Year 3) 14 September – 11 December 2020 4  January – 19 March 2021 12 April – 28 June 2021
BA (Hons) Years 1 & 2 28 September – 11 December 2020 4  January – 19 March 2021 12 April – 18 June 2021
BA (Hons) Year 3 28 September – 11 December 2020 4  January – 19 March 2021 12 April – 28 June 2021
GradDip Full-Time 28 September – 11 December 2020 4  January – 19 March 2021 12 April – 28 June 2021
GradDip Part-Time (Year 1) 28 September – 11 December 2020 4  January – 19 March 2021 12 April – 18 June 2021
GradDip Part-Time (Year 2) 28 September – 11 December 2020 4  January – 19 March 2021 12 April – 28 June 2021
PgDip Full-Time 7 September – 11 December 2020 4 January – 26 March 2021 12 April – 27 August 2021
PgDip Part-Time (Year 1) 7 September – 11 December 2020 4 January – 26 March 2021 12 April – 25 June 2021
PgDip Part-Time (Year 2) 7 September – 11 December 2020 4 January – 26 March 2021 12 April – 27 August 2021
MA Full-Time 7 September – 11 December 2020 4 January – 26 March 2021 12 April – 27 August 2021
MA Part-Time (Year 1) 7 September – 11 December 2020 4 January – 26 March 2021 12 April – 25 June 2021
MA Part Time (Year 2) 7 September – 11 December 2020 4 January – 26 March 2021 12 April – 27 August 2021
What general Advice, Guidance & Support is available?

A student guide to accessing help and further advice

The Art School believes that everyone has something to offer and that each applicant and student have their individual specific needs and ways of learning.

For students enrolled at City & Guilds of London Art School, the Access to Learning Department provides advice, help and support in the following areas:

  • support for learning
  • support for disability
  • advice and support for health conditions
  • advice and support for mental health
  • advice and support with anxiety and depression
  • the Learning Mentor
  • Counselling
  • course-based Needs Assessments
  • Personal Learning Plans
  • assistance with DSA applications
  • Advocacy
  • pastoral support
  • general advice and information

Do not worry if you cannot immediately find what you want, there is an email address below if you need to contact us with any queries.

Any student, at any point in their program, can register with Access to Learning.

Registering your information allows us to observe our duty of care and the effective safeguarding of your rights to disclosure and confidentiality.

If you have any particular needs or support issues, early disclosure is essential to ensure the timely provision of any appropriate advice or assistance.

Access to Learning Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I inform the Art School of my situation/needs?

A: If you have enrolled, and know that you will need some help with writing, or are worried that a long-term condition means you need to make regular doctors’ appointments and you might be late, what should you do?

You should first inform the Art School of your situation or specific needs in one of the following ways:

  • disclose your situation on your Application or Enrolment Forms;
  • make an appointment with Access to Learning, Mondays 09:30-16:30, term time only: access@cglas.ac.uk
  • talk to your Pastoral Tutor, who will, with your permission, advise you and/or refer you to Access to Learning
  • talk to your Personal Progress Tutor, or your Head of Department who will also advise and/or will, with your permission, refer you to Access to Learning.

Q: Will my information be treated as confidential?

A: The Art School respects your right to confidentiality in relation to your disclosure.

We will not give out information about your situation or your needs unless you give us permission to do so.

Q: What happens after I have disclosed/ completed registration with Access to Learning?

A: On receipt of the information you have provided, Access to Learning, will email you to arrange a meeting in the first few weeks of the term. The meeting will discuss and identify the type and level of assistance required and what the Art School may be able to provide.

There will be a formal assessment following the meeting to confirm arrangements for assistance, if it is required.

There may be another meeting with you to complete a Learning Plan or an Access Plan, (depending on your situation).

This Plan will set out any specific requirements agreed with you and will be used to ensure that you are provided with the agreed adjustment or support identified.

Q: What should I do if I am planning to apply for Government DSA funding? *

A: Please contact Access to Learning so that we can advise you on making an application. You will need to supply specific information to apply for DSA funding:

  • For a specific learning difference such as dyslexia:

Evidence in the form of a post-16 diagnostic assessment, in English, from an educational psychologist or suitably qualified specialist teacher.

  • If you have a disability:

Provide a diagnostic assessment from a relevant professional

  • If you have an ongoing situation or health condition that impacts upon your access to learning, making, your well-being or attendance:

Provide diagnostic and/or valid documentary evidence of your situation or condition,(such as a letter from your GP or specialist).

Remember not all students are able to apply for DSA funding:

Foundation Diploma students, International students and students enrolled on Diploma courses are usually not funded by Student Finance DSA.

* Student Finance England Disabled Student Allowance: We encourage and assist students with a recognised condition and valid supporting documentation, to apply for government funding wherever possible. Students with a valid diagnosis for conditions such as Dyslexia, M.E, Depressions, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and many others, are recognised as eligible for DSA. Students enrolled on BA or MA courses can apply online at:

http://www.yourdsa.com

Q: I have never been diagnosed with a learning difficulty, but feel that I need some extra advice, support or help, what should I do?

A: Email or visit Access to Learning to discuss your concerns and speak to your Pastoral Tutor for advice.

Q: I need confidential advice that isn’t listed above and I would rather discuss it before registering with Access to Learning what should I do?

A: Email or visit Access to Learning to discuss your concerns.

Q: I have a situation or condition that impacts upon my experience /learning /wellbeing what should I do?

A: We always recommend you share this information with your Pastoral Tutor Email or visit Access to Learning to discuss your concerns.

Q: Would tutors and technicians need to know about my situation?

Some staff members may need to know about your situation so that they can provide you with the appropriate assistance or support. It may be necessary to inform other tutors of any relevant information regarding your Learning or Access Plan to ensure you receive what you need to engage with the course.

Disclosure is discussed and agreed with you in advance.

Q: How will staff be told about my situation?

A: Where required staff members will be informed about your needs via the Learning or Access Plan made after your first meeting. We may also e-mail, phone or meet with them, if appropriate.

With your permission we might email your tutor and arrange a meeting to discuss your Learning or Access Plan.

Q: What if I don’t want anyone to know about my situation?

A: You may choose to keep all information about your situation, condition or Learning/Access Plans entirely confidential so that information cannot be disclosed to any other person.  It is your right to do this – but please be aware that the School will be restricted in its ability to meet your needs if you do so.

Q: Is there ever a time when disclosure may occur without my permission?

A: In the case of an emergency, or if there are concerns about the health safety and/or well-being of you, another student or student group, our Duty of Care will be observed and this may result in disclosure to an appropriate person.

For further information on Student Support here at the Art School, please read our Equality & Diversity and our Inclusive Learning & Participation policies describing our attitude to access.

Where can I find more information about the course I am interested in?

For more detailed information about course modules, learning outcomes and reading lists for your selected course please download the Course Handbook in the Course Details section of either:

Art School Policies

Below is a selection of relevant Art School Policies

How do I make my application?

We are currently taking applications for entrance onto our 2020/21 courses.

To make an application please submit a completed application form and academic reference form to admissions@cityandguildsartschool.ac.uk

Further questions?

If you have a question that is not answered on this page or on the Course Page of your choice, please do not hesitate to contact our Admissions Office at admissions@cityandguildsartschool.ac.uk

Is there any data on previous applications?

The information published on these pages shows the number of:

 applications for admission on to higher education courses that we have received

 offers we have made in relation to those applications

– offers accepted and the number of those who have registered with us

– students who registered and went on to complete their course with us

– students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us

It also shows these numbers by reference to:

– the gender of the individuals to which they relate

– the ethnicity of the individuals to which they relate

– the socio-economic background of the individuals to which they relate

It is important to note that the data presented has not been contextualised. This means, for example, that you will not be able to see from this data how many of those applying to courses met the entry criteria. It is also the case that universities and colleges will often receive many more applications than they have spaces on courses, and so offer rates will necessarily be lower than application rates in those circumstances.

With regard to information that is split by the three characteristics of gender, ethnicityand socio-economic background you will see that some figures may be highlighted. This is because those differences between groups of students with particular characteristics are notable.

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