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 Drawing Clubs for young artists provide sustained free after-school drawing tuition for young artists aged 10-18 years with an aptitude or passion for drawing. Currently nine Drawing Clubs currently operate in London, and one in Glasgow. We also run paying Saturday drawing courses for 10-18 year olds at Whitechapel and Saatchi Galleries. 

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