Kingston School of Art

Ideas emerge here.

Kingston School of Art has long been recognised as one of the best art and design schools in teaching and research, which is shown in our subject rankings, research, performance, industry and student awards, and the leading brands and institutions that choose to work with us.

We prepare our students to be the creative and cultural leaders in the industries of the future.

The Art School Experience

Through collaborative working and critical practice, students understand both teamwork and multi-disciplinary making.

We are an art school where our workshops and studios are open for creative exploration and allow opportunities for students and staff to work together and to share ideas whether they are studying or researching architecture, art, communications, design, humanities or the creative industries.

We are committed to development and offer students opportunities to explore, experiment and to take risks. Find your unique signature.

Digital graphic from the KSA Show 2022

Student Work

KSA Show 2023

The KSA Show 2023 is a celebration of our students' achievements this year.

Our courses

Kingston School of Art comprises three schools across three campuses.

  • At Knights Park, where our architecture, art, design and creative industries courses are taught, the fabulous, newly refurbished, industry-standard workshops and studios are open for creative exploration. They allow opportunities for students and staff to work together and to share ideas, whether they are studying or researching.
  • At Penrhyn Road, where philosophy, journalism, media, publishing, creative writing, English, dance and drama are taught, the campus is a hive of activity, with social activities, student union events and guest lectures taking place alongside teaching.
  • Music is taught at Kingston Hill campus, where students practise, produce, record and perform music in our dedicated Coombehurst facilities.

World-class facilities

The Design Museum called our studios and workshops "a world class design facility".  They provide the perfect space in which to experience practice-based learning, and explore thinking through making.

On our visit to Kingston's workshops we experienced a hugely impressive and inspirational, world class design facility abuzz with creative energy and technical verve; the ideal environment to inspire and equip the next generation of designers with the design skills for the future.

Dr Helen Charman, Director of Learning and National Programmes at the V&A

Dr Helen Charman, Director of Learning and National Programmes at the V&A
Gallery and Museum

Gallery and Museum

Stanley Picker Gallery and Dorich House Museum, part of Kingston University, are public venues with programmes offering a variety of opportunities for students and staff.

Studio KT1

Studio KT1 is a new offering from Kingston School of Art and Kingston University giving the opportunity to students to work on commercial briefs with real world experience, getting paid for their work alongside their studies.

Studio KT1