City & Guilds of London Art School is a small, not-for-profit higher education provider in central London.

We specialise in teaching contemporary fine art, design, conservation and historic craft skills at Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels, focusing on both traditional and contemporary skills, processes and theories.


We offer BA (Hons) Fine Art (three years, full time) and MA Fine Art (one year, full time or two years, part-time).

The MA Fine Art course at City & Guilds of London Art School focuses on a deep exploration of your own practice and its research territories and critical frameworks. Whether you are continuing after recently graduating in Fine Art or returning to study after some years as a practising artist (or from working in another related field), our aim is to help you to move beyond your current position, to exceed your expectations.

We don’t believe in a ‘house style’; this is an Art School where your ambitions will be interrogated and supported and the end of year MA exhibition consistently demonstrates the distance our students have travelled through engagement in this intensive course.

Our studios are generous and bright, and full-time MA Fine Art students have a dedicated studio space as well as access to our range of specialist workshops and facilities which are managed by expert technicians. All of our Fine Art Tutors are practising artists, and on our MA Fine Art course you’ll benefit from regular, specialist one-to-one tutorial contact, whilst our Artist in Residence scheme also offers you ‘behind the scenes’ access to professional artists.

Find out more about BA (Hons) Fine Art.

Find out more about MA Fine Art.


Alongside our 2020 MA Fine Art graduates, the current Co-Chair of Students are also exhibiting the work they’ve made during their residency. The Chair of Students is the primary elected spokesperson for the Art School student body, working closely with both course reps and staff to make the Art School the best it can be for all our students – a role that has never been more necessary or more challenging than during the pandemic. We thank Ema and Jyoti for their hard work and dedication, and hope you enjoy viewing their work.


Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
1 yr, full time

BA (Hons) Fine Art
3 yrs, full time

MA Fine Art
1 yr full time, 2 yrs part time

BA (Hons) Historic Carving: Woodcarving & Gilding
3 yrs full time

BA (Hons) Historic Carving: Architectural Stone
3 yrs full time

PgDip/MA Carving
1 yr full time, 2 yrs part time

BA (Hons) Conservation: Stone, Wood & Decorative Surfaces
3 yrs full time

BA (Hons) Conservation: Books & Paper
3 yrs full time

MA Conservation
1 yr full time, 2 yrs part time

MA Art & Material Histories
1 yr full time, 2 yrs part time

Interested in studying with us?