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.
Because we’re committed to ‘learning through making’ and material enquiry, studio practice and hands-on workshops are central to student life at the Art School. Our studios are bright and spacious, and each student has their own full-time, dedicated work space as well as access to specialist workshop facilities.

If you study with us, you’ll be part of a close-knit creative community of artists, makers, carvers, conservators and researchers. We provide a high tutor-to-student ratio, so as well as tutorials, lectures and workshops, you’ll receive plenty of one-to-one support from your tutors, who are all professional artists and experts in their fields.

As we’ve been teaching fine art and heritage craft skills for over a century, we’ve developed incredible industry links with leading institutions and organisations. Along with our thriving alumni network, this allows us to offer our students prestigious live projects and commissions in the heritage sector, helping to develop their professional practice.
And thanks to our well-deserved reputation for excellence, we’ve developed a strong network of supporters and benefactors, enabling us to offer a broad range of grants and financial assistance to support our students’ education.

Our graduates go on to forge successful careers as contemporary artists, designers, carvers and conservators as well as pursuing further study and research. We’re so proud of our alumni! In the last five years, 100% of our Conservation students have found employment in their chosen fields within six months of graduation; our Carving graduates are busy on major commissions and our Fine Art alumni are constantly showing their work as well as establishing their own successful projects and gallery spaces.


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?