Our programmes

Tom Sander


The Drawing Year
The Drawing Year, our full-time one year MA-level postgraduate programme, awards a full scholarship and free studio space in the heart of east London to every student, with living bursaries also available.

The Foundation Year
Our skills-based Foundation Year offers five days’ teaching a week and is free to all students aged 18 and 19 (with some full means-tested bursaries available for over-19s). It runs from our studios in the up-and-coming creative hub of Trinity Buoy Wharf, near the Olympic site. 

Public Courses
We offer over 60 different daytime and evening courses for adults in drawing each term. The fees are heavily subsidised and a comprehensive concessions scheme makes courses accessible to the widest array of students regardless of background or circumstance. 

Young Artists

Our programme for young artists offers a unique opportunity to students from all backgrounds, who want to develop their drawing skills. Students aged 15 to 18 are eligible for our Young Associates programme, whilst those aged 10 to 14 can join our weekly Drawing Clubs. Both fee-paying and full scholarship places are available on these programmes. The Royal Drawing School also offers one week holiday courses in the Easter and Summer school holidays for young artists aged 11–15 years.

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