Art programmes



We welcome applications from students reflecting a diverse range of interests, experiences and capabilities.

The Art programmes aim to equip you with creative, interpretative, critical and analytical skills. As an Art student at Goldsmiths you will benefit from coming into contact with students from other disciplines within a thriving and multi-faceted university.

Our undergraduate programmes

Degree listing

BA (Hons) Fine Art

This degree aims to equip you with creative, interpretive, critical and analytical skills, so that you can participate in and contribute to the expanding field of contemporary art.

BA (Hons) Fine Art & History of Art

This distinctive degree supports your individual concerns and development and enables you to navigate your way through theory and practice, various fine art media, and thematic strands within the study of art history and visual cultures.

BA (Hons) Fine Art (Extension Degree)

The Extension Degree (Year 0) has been designed specifically for students from countries outside the United Kingdom. Our aim is to enable you to work independently as an artist, and to generate and develop your own ideas.

BSc (Hons) Digital Arts Computing

In Digital Arts Computing you will develop artistic work in conversation with critical studies. Through a series of projects for public exhibition you will explore the materialities of creative computing. This degree will prepare you to transform and lead the field of digital art.


The Department offers a range of full and part-time programmes in Fine Art, Curating and Art Writing including MPhil and PhD research degrees, and also Guest Research Studentships.

As a postgraduate you will be part of a wider Goldsmiths tradition, which encourages artists to cross the boundaries separating different techniques and media, using excellent laboratory facilities within the Department. You will also be able to make use of College resources, including Media Services and the Library.

Our location is within easy reach of Central London, giving an ideal opportunity to make the best possible use of the Capital's diverse galleries, museums and exhibitions.

Our postgraduate programmes

Degree listing

MA Art & Ecology

The MA Art & Ecology is a fifteen-month studio-based post-graduate programme for emerging artists who want to engage in meaningful and transformative ways with the most pressing ecological questions of our time.

MA Artists’ Film & Moving Image

This twelve-month, intensively taught practice-based Masters is aimed at artists and graduates working within the field of artists’ film and moving image who wish to develop their practice and professional networks with the support of Goldsmiths' Art Department and its uniquely high concentration of accomplished artist filmmakers.

MFA Curating

MFA Curating is designed for students who wish to take up the challenge of artistic, social and critical curating with a contemporary approach to the subject. It also helps students to develop their professional practice.

MFA Fine Art

This MFA, described as one of the most influential MFA programmes in the world, subjects art-making to critical scrutiny. Artists on the programme strengthen the motivation, self-reflection and ambition of their practice and its leading ideas.

MPhil/PhD Art

We support innovative art research in Fine Art, Curating, Art Writing and across disciplines.

Study Abroad students

The Department offers a Fine Art programme combining two elements - Studio Practice and Critical Studies for one or two terms, or full academic year. Fine Art is only available as a full course-load subject, so you may not study it alongside courses in other subjects. You are fully integrated within the elements and you share studio space, tutorials, lectures and seminars with the undergraduate students.

See Study Abroad Art

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Exchange programmes

Find out more about our exchange programmes.

Summer School

We run a Fine Art Summer School for 16-25 year-olds.