Why study Art at Goldsmiths?
Since 1990, former Goldsmiths students have been nominated for the Turner Prize more than 30 times, and have won the prize on seven occasions. We're ranked top 6 in the UK for art (Guardian University Guide 2015 league tables), and 12th in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015).
- You’ll form an integral part of the environment that is the London art scene, following in the footsteps of some of the most recognised names in art today.
- You’ll be allocated a tutor and a studio space to suit your needs. It’s where you’ll work, share and spread ideas and experience, and have tutorials.
- We bring together students and researchers from all over the globe in a network of artists, curators, galleries and museums both in London and internationally.
Art Open Days
If you'd like to come and meet the Department of Art, we hold Art-focused Open Days in the autumn term.
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"You are given a studio and from day one are expected to begin to work as an artist."
"I was born in Hackney, East London, and studied BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths. I graduated in 2009. The Fine Art course at Goldsmiths is completely open. You are not given projects to do or segregated by the medium you choose to work with. Instead you are given a studio and from day one are expected to begin to work as an artist. With support from the tutors and technicians it's totally possible to prepare for a career in the arts, as an artist or curator or whatever you may want to do.
My experiences as a Goldsmiths student enhanced my employment prospects. I am now working as an artist, and just got back from a three-month residency in New York in which I produced a body of work called Pleasure Pieces. I had a studio that I made all of the work in and at the end of the three months I had my first solo show, which was really exciting. The whole point of learning is to help you grow, not necessarily change. It facilitates abilities that already exist. I definitely got a lot out of my time at Goldsmiths."