Wimbledon College Of Art

Wimbledon College of Art has a long and distinguished history as one of London's major art institutions. We enjoy all of the resources of central London; Waterloo is 15 minutes away, but we are far enough away from the centre of the City to have real space to think and work in.

Our largest single programme is our outstanding Foundation course, which recently achieved 100% for learning, teaching and achievement in the recent OFSTED quality assessment inspection. At undergraduate level, students have fantastic opportunities to explore all aspects of Fine Art and Theatre specialising in Painting, Sculpture, Time Based Media, Print and Digital Media, Costume, Theatre Design and Special Effects for Stage and Screen. The postgraduate area, which is growing all the time, offers a range of MA courses in Fine Art and Theatre as well as research degrees related to the staff research expertise.

We are proud of our reputation in preparing students for the professional world of theatre and fine art and our students regularly show their work in exhibitions, performances and events at key venues in London, as well as ... [ Read All ]


United Kingdom

Merton Hall Road
SW19 3QA
Phone: 020 7514 9641
Website: www.wimbledon.arts.ac.uk

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Our Aims

Our mission is to be at the forefront of learning, creativity and practice in our specialist subjects.  

Sample Student Art Work (11)

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Location and Getting there

Wimbledon is situated in southwest London, approximately 6 miles (10 km) from central London. Travel time from Wimbledon Main rail station to London Waterloo International rail station is approximately 20 minutes. There are excellent connections from Waterloo Station to Paris, Brussels and mainland Europe via Eurostar. Wimbledon Main Station is also the terminus for the Underground District Line (or Tube), and Tramlink, linking Wimbledon to southeast London. Heathrow Airport is about one hour from Wimbledon on the Piccadilly Line (Tube). Travel time to Gatwick Airport is fifty minutes via nearby Clapham Junction Station.

Department and information about the department

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Academic Staff and Description

The achievements of our students, staff and alumni are the true testament to our success. They regularly receive honours and awards such as the Saatchi Scholarship, the Sunday Times Award, the Jerwood Prize, the Fujifilm Award, British Fashion Designer of the Year, the Turner Prize and the Prince Philip Designers Prize.  

Academic Staff Art Work (7)

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News and Events

For the latest news and events visit www.arts.ac.uk  

Information For  Undergraduates

For all the information for undergraduates visit http://www.wimbledon.ac.uk/?cat=4&fn=school&level=undergraduate  

Information For  Postgraduates

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Information For  International Students

Complete information for International students is available at http://www.arts.ac.uk/applicants.htm  


Alumni from Wimbledon include:

James Acheson, three-times Oscar winning Costume Designer

Jeff Beck, Musician and former member of the Yardbirds

Raymond Briggs, Author and Illustrator, including The Snowman

Tony Cragg, Sculptor, Turner Prize winner

Peter Doig, Artist, Turner Prize nominee and John Moores winner

Sarah Greenwood, Production Designer and Oscar nominee for Pride and Prejudice

Richard Hudson, Set Designer, Olivier award winner and Designer for The Lion King on Broadway

Charles Knode, Costume Designer for film, including Braveheart and Blade Runner

Phoebe Philo, Fashion Designer, former Head Designer for fashion label Chloe.

John Scott, TV Presenter

Mark Tildesley, Production Designer for Film and Theatre, including The Constant Gardener and 28 Days Later

Anthony Ward, Theatre Designer, work includes Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and My Fair Lady

Read more about the Univeristy's star studded alumni at http://www.arts.ac.uk/alumni.htm  

Student Facilities

In addition to a vast range of studios equiped to teach the array of subjects on offer at the Univeristy, the Univeristy also owns the Cochrane Theatre, six London gallery spaces, a Language Centre, world-renowned specialist archives, including the archives of the film-maker Stanley Kubrick, and numerous resource centres, such as the Design Lab, the Centre For Fashion Enterprise, Own It, Artquest, ArtLaw and more. Read more at www.arts.ac.uk  

Student Support

Student support at the University includes creative careers services, housing support, financial support, pastoral care, health advice and support, child care, counselling and the Students' Union. Read about the range of support services on offer at

Student Life

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Student Testimonials

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The Housing Services Team are here to assist you in finding the right accommodation, before you arrive and during your time at University of the Arts London. We have a range of managed accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes, spread over 11 sites across London. We are working very hard to increase the number of bedrooms available for students. Should you wish to stay in private rented accommodation or not be allocated a place in halls, we have a vast range of detailed information on our services and initiatives such as house hunting workshops and flat share schemes to assist you in the task of finding a home for yourself. Read more at http://www.arts.ac.uk/housing.htm  

How To Apply

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