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We are currently taking applications for entrance onto our 2020/21 courses. We ask all those interested in making an application to please submit a completed application form and have their referee send a completed academic reference form to admissions@cityandguildsartschool.ac.uk

Before you complete the application form we ask all applicants to read the following information that contains all you will need to know in order 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.

Please be aware that Admissions are usually available, by telephone or email, Monday to Thursday only.

Are the 2020/21 courses affected by COVID-19?

The Art School is following guidance from the government and Public Health England to ensure the health and wellbeing of our students and staff. We expect to commence our 2020/21 courses as planned in September 2020. All 2020/21 term dates are published below under the question  ‘What are the Term Dates for 2020/21?’

Will the COVID-19 outbreak affect my application?

Our teaching and admissions teams are currently working remotely from home and will continue to process applications and interviews as usual. Whilst the buildings are closed, interviews will take place online or via email. We will contact you with further information.

I live overseas and I have accepted a place for 2020/21. Will I be able to travel to the UK to start my course?
It is essential that you regularly check the travel advice issued by the country where you are living. It is essential that you keep yourself informed about the current status of international travel.
If you are an International student, it’s most probable that you will need to check on the accessibility of visa processing centres and English Language testing centres. If you have any concerns, you can contact the Coronavirus Immigration Hotline, via email CIH@homeoffice.gov.uk or telephone, on +44 (0) 800 678 1767,  GMT 09:00-17:00, Monday to Friday.
Please feel free to contact us at admissions@cityandguildsartschool.ac.uk for advice and information.
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: Books & Paper

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

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

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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 note: whilst for many of our courses you can obtain a student loan towards your tuition fees, the student loan for Undergraduate courses will not cover the full amount. If you require financial support to cover this difference please read the following section Are there any Grants or Financial Awards?

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.

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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.

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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:

Please note: whilst for many of our courses you can obtain a student loan towards your tuition fees, the student loan for Undergraduate courses will not cover the full amount. If you require financial support to cover this difference please read the following section Are there any Grants or Financial Awards?

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Are there any Grants or Financial Awards?

We have a number of bursaries and grants available, to which applicants who have received an offer from us might be eligible to apply to. Your application will be assessed depending on your personal characteristics and financial status.

We will be taking applications for grants or financial awards for 2020/21 from 1 February 2020. To make an application please refer to the documents below:

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.

Please note: Candidates depending on Tier4 sponsorship are ineligible to apply.

See below for general information about Grant & Financial Assistance relevant to each course:

Foundation in Art & Design

The Art School have been able to support 2 Foundation students through bursaries in 2019/20 that covered about 50% of the recipients’ course fees. There might be a possibility of a bursary for a Foundation student in 2020/21; should this be the case, have in mind that the support is limited and if approved can cover up to about 50% of the course fees. To be eligible the candidate must:

  • have been offered a place in the course;
  • be under the age of 26;
  • have the household income of 26k or less per annum;
  • be British or an asylum-seeker resident in the UK for the last 3 years.

Should the candidate fit the criteria above please refer to the ‘Information Sheet & Guide’ and ‘Grant & Financial Application form” to apply.

BA (Hons) Fine Art

In 2019/20 the Art School was able to support about 20 students with bursaries providing an average grant of £3,000 each towards fee costs. The grants aim to provide support to students in need of financial assistance and to cover the difference between the maximum student loan allowance towards fees (from the SLC) and the course fees. For further information or to apply for Financial Assistance please refer to the Information Sheet and the Application Form.

For queries please contact: admin@cityandguildsartschool.ac.uk

BA (Hons)  & MA Conservation

In 2019/20, the Art School was able to provide financial support to 14 Conservation students with bursaries and scholarships providing an average grant of £4,000 each towards fee costs. The grants aim to provide support to students in need of financial assistance and to cover the difference between the maximum student loan allowance towards fees (from the SLC) and the course fees. Students who are not eligible to apply for a student loan can still apply for the Art School’s Grant & Financial Assistance. For further information or to apply for Financial Assistance please refer to the Information Sheet and the Application Form.

For queries please contact: admin@cityandguildsartschool.ac.uk

 

BA (Hons) and MA Historic Carving

In 2019/20, the Art School was able to provide financial support to 20 students in the Carving course with bursaries and scholarships providing an average grant of £4,900 each towards fee costs. The grants aim to provide support to students in need of financial assistance and to cover the difference between the maximum student loan allowance towards fees (from the SLC) and the course fees. Students who are not eligible to apply for a student loan can still apply for the Art School’s Grant & Financial Assistance. For further information or to apply for Financial Assistance please refer to the Information Sheet and the Application Form.

For queries please contact: admin@cityandguildsartschool.ac.uk

MA Fine Art

Financial support for the Art School’s MA students is very limited due to the nature and level of the course. While the Art School’s administrators work hard to raise funds to support the MA students in need of financial assistance, the funds raised are directed for the ones in most need.

In 2019/20 the Art School was able to support 6 individuals with an average of £1,500 each towards fees.

To check eligibility and to apply please refer to the Information Sheet and the Application Form.

 

MA Art & Material Histories

There are currently no grants or financial awards available for MA Art & Material Histories, for information on how you can fund your MA studies please see the above How can I fund my studies? section.

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

 

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.

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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 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
GradDip, 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

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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.

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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.

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Portfolio

If you are being interviewed for our Foundation Diploma course or any of our Fine Art courses you will be expected to present a portfolio of work at interview.

The following guidance may be of assistance in compiling your interview portfolio:

You should choose what you consider to be your strongest work undertaken within the last two years, representing the range of your interests and practice. We are not only interested in seeing finished work, so please include work in progress. Additionally we would like to see sketchbooks and/or notebooks that demonstrate your working methods, visual and textual research and exploration of ideas/concepts.

Please arrange your portfolio so that the interview panel can easily follow the way you’ve developed an idea from initial research through to finished piece. It is best to mount your work on plain, white cartridge paper, not black, and don’t use card that is both heavy and expensive. Large and heavy three-dimensional work should be presented in photographic form, mounted and labelled with the title, media and dimensions.

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?‘.

For the specific selection criteria for the course you are interested in please go to the following links:

Foundation

BA (Hons) Fine Art

MA Fine Art

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

BA (Hons) Conservation: Books & Paper

GradDip Arts: Conservation

MA Conservation

BA (Hons) Historic Carving: Woodcarving & Gilding

BA (Hons) Historic Carving: Architectural Stone

GradDip Arts: Carving

PgDip/MA Carving

MA Art & Material Histories

 

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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, e.g., 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.

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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 13 April – 17 May 2021
Undergraduate (Years 1 & 2) & GradDip Part- Time (Year 1) 28 September – 11 December 2020 4 January – 19 March 2021 13 April – 18 June 2021
Undergraduate (Year 3), GradDip Full-Time & GradDip Part- Time (Year 2) 28 September – 11 December 2020 4 January – 19 March 2021 13 April – 28 June 2021
PgDip & MA Part- Time (Year 1) 7 September – 11 December 2020 4 January – 26 March 2021 13 April – 7 May 2021
MA Full-Time & MA Part- Time (Year 2) 7 September – 11 December 2020 4 January – 26 March 2021 13 April – 27 August 2021
MA End of Course Assessment & Exhibition 31 August – 20 September 2021

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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.

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Where can I find more information about the course I am interested in?
I am ready to make an application, what do I do?

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

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What should I include in my Flickr portfolio?

If you are applying for our Foundation course or one of our Fine Art courses then you must provide a link to a Flickr portfolio when completing our application form. For all other courses you have the option to include a digital portfolio but this is not a mandatory requirement.

For the digital portfolio, we recommend that you display 15-20 images. You should choose what you consider to be your strongest work undertaken within the last two years, representing the range of your interests and practice. We are not only interested in seeing finished work, so please include work in progress.
If you are invited to interview and plan to come to the Art School for a face-to-face interview, then you should supplement this digital portfolio with a physical portfolio of the respective completed works and sketchbooks and/or notebooks that demonstrate your working methods, visual and textual research and exploration of ideas/concepts.
If you are planning to be interviewed via Skype then please bear the latter suggestion in mind when compiling your ‘work in progress’ material for your digital portfolio.
What if I change my mind and want to transfer or withdraw?

It is inevitable that, on occasion, someone will want to change their course of study.

While the Art School has only three undergraduate courses, it may be possible to transfer from one to another early on in the first year, depending on your previous experience, your portfolio and your aptitude. Unfortunately if you wish to change your Masters course, you will need to make a fresh application.

If you wish to transfer, make a new application or withdraw, you should talk to the Art School as soon as possible to consider your options.

Withdrawal following registration

Following Registration but prior to Enrolment a place on a course can be forfeit, and a refund of any tuition fees received are permissible, provided the Art School receives in writing a Cancellation of Contract request, for which the Model Cancellation Form can be used.

The written notification must be received by the Art School at least six (6) weeks before the start of the course, unless the Art School offer of a place was received eight (8) weeks or less before the start off the course, in which case the written notification must be received within fourteen (14) days of the original formal acceptance of a place.

Please see the Art School’s Student Fees, Refunds & Compensation Policy for full details.

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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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