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City & Guilds of London Art School Specialist and vocational

The City and Guilds of London Art School was established in Kennington by the City & Guilds of London Institute in 1879 as an extension of the Lambeth School of Art. Originally it provided training, mainly in carving, modelling and architectural decoration, for those engaged in the art industries of the locality.

Over the ensuing years, the School has expanded its activities and courses and now attracts students from abroad and throughout the UK. The School is administered by an advisory board of Trustees to which the School's Academic Board reports. The Trustees are concerned with academic and financial matters affecting the school as a whole. The School is independent with charitable status and since 1971 has been supported mainly by tuition fees. It does, however, receive direct assistance from the Fishmongers' Company and generous contributions from other City of London livery companies, charitable foundations, trusts and private individuals.

Highlighted Courses

BA (Hons) Fine Art

The School views the activities of Painting and Sculpture as existing in their own recognisable traditions, as distinct practices, and provides distinct pathways in each discipline. The three year course leads to a degree awarded by Birmingham City University.

MA Fine Art

The MA Fine Art course is concerned to attract artists with a strong commitment to the discrete objects of painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Despite a proportional increase in film and video formats in other institutions this particular course sees traditional media as neither more challenged by, nor any less able to challenge cultural orthodoxy than more obviously avant garde forms. The course leads to a degree awarded by Birmingham City University.

BA (Hons) Conservation

The three year BA(Hons) Conservation Studies Course is designed to educate and train students to become practising conservators. It combines the development of aesthetic awareness, a high level of craft skill and visual precision, communication and IT skills, supported by substantial scientific, technological and art historical training. The course leads to a degree awarded by Birmingham City University.

PG Diploma in Concervation

The duration of this post graduate course is variable, from one to three years full or part-time study, with a maximum intake of 4 students per year. The course is particularly designed to enable applicants from diverse academic or professional backgrounds to develop special skills and knowledge in preparation for practice in the field or further study at MA or PhD level.

Diploma in Architectural Stone

A three year course designed to prepare students for work as professional carvers for employment within the field of architectural heritage.

Diploma in Ornamental Woodcarving and Gilding

A three year course designed to prepare students for work as professional carvers for employment within the field of architectural heritage.

Post-Graduate Diploma in Stone/Wood Carving

This course is one or two years' full time or two years part-time (3 days a week) depending on previous degree subject and experience. The course can help facilitate a change of career from another discipline or extend the possibilities of an existing practice as a sculptor, carver or mason.

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

The course is a one year, intensive, full-time course of study leading to the award of the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, level 3/4, approved by the University of the Arts London Awarding Body.

124 Kennington Park Road
London
SE11 4DJ

London