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Course Fees : £8 to £600

Planning to take Arts and Crafts classes in the UK?


Art and craft training in the UK refers to a broad array of study fields, not just art and craft. This means that with a degree in Art you have countless job opportunities to seek after the completion of your course.

In a global context, the UK has some of the best art universities attracting each year many international students. But some of the British art universities are definitely a league of their own regarding their quality of education. This is why the UK is attracting so many foreign students to its arts and crafts training programs. 

Here’s a glimpse of arts and crafts training in the UK:



Course Offered


University College London

BA (Hons) - Fine Arts

4 Years

University College London

BFA (Hons) 

3 Years

Oxford University

BFA (Hons)

3 Years

Royal College of Arts, London

MA - Contemporary Arts Practice

2 Years

Royal College of Arts, London

MA/MSc - Global Innovation Design

3 Years (6 Terms)


Why learn Arts and Crafts in the UK?

The UK is quite a unique country. Thousands of families from around the world have decided to live in the UK, which gives it a rich, multicultural atmosphere that you cannot find anywhere else in the world. Asides that, there are many advantages of pursuing arts and crafts training in the UK. Some are listed below:

  • The universities in the UK have an undisputed reputation for academic excellence and quality with thousands of courses available for students, as well as being an ideal destination for many decades for over a million international students from all over the world.
  • Arts and crafts training degrees in the UK are world-renowned and recognized by both recruiters and academia alike. 
  • The education will provide a solid foundation and boost potential employment opportunities post completion of course.  


What is the cost of Art and Craft classes in the UK?

Art and craft training in the UK costs varies according to the type of course and the university chosen. Typically, a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Oxford University costs GBP 9250. On the other, a specialized Master’s degree from the Royal College of Arts costs GBP 19500 for two years. 


What is the duration of Art and Craft classes in the UK?

The average duration of art and craft training in the UK also depends on the type of course and the university. While most Bachelor’s programs require 3 years to complete, some specialized courses such as BFA are 4 years long. The Master’s program, on the other hand, takes 2 years to complete.  

What are the best Art and Craft institutes in the UK?

These are the most famous colleges for art and craft training in the UK:

1. Royal College of Art, London

2. University College, London

3. University of the Arts, London

4. Goldsmiths, London

5. The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

6. Loughborough University, Loughborough 

7. University of Oxford, Oxford

8. University of Brighton, Brighton

9. Edinburgh College of Arts (ECA), Edinburgh

10. Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster 



What will I learn from Art and Craft courses in the UK?

By taking up arts and crafts training in the UK, students can learn the following:

  • Studio-based critical practice to enhance artistic practice
  • Learn about the history of art with a critical approach
  • Interaction with world-class faculty members along with global visiting lecturers



What jobs can I get as an Artist in the UK?


Some of the youngsters have a misunderstanding that there is no good career in the field of fine art and art and crafts. However, it cannot be any further from the truth. 


Towards the end of art and craft training in the UK, you may be hired by the museum or art galleries for the private and corporate collection. You may also work in colleges as faculty, or run private workshops and classes.


You may be a graphic designer because subjects such as animation are included in the curriculum of this course. 


The following are some of the career opportunities that cab be explored post completion of arts and crafts training in the UK:


  • Teacher
  • Comic Artist
  • Art Director
  • Animation Programmer
  • Graphic Designer

88 course(s) offered by 41 institutes in UK
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London Sculpture Workshop Logo

Woodwork Furniture Design

This two day ‘hands on’ workshop will explore a variety of effective construction techniques. You will explore easily available tools, materials and processes accessible to beginners, artists and crafts people alike.

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Woodworking Skills

Each course is designed a little differently we will be covering what is needed to set you on the path to go and make tables, doors, benches and framework etc.

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Wood Working

This starts with an overview of common furniture woods and their qualities as well as the basic hand tools and how to sharpen them.

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Introduction To Wood-Turning

Let me introduce you to a different and absorbing new skill working with craftsman’s tools!  In this one day course and without any previous experience you will make a beautifully finished wooden bowl you can be proud of.

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Woodworking Courses

To date over five hundred people have benefited from a course and pictures of the many pieces which have been made by first-time woodworker's

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Wood Works Logo


Fancy learning new skills, developing existing ones or discovering a talent you never knew you had? Perhaps you’re fed up with paying to get people to do the simplest jobs or  you just want to gain confidence to take on these jobs yourself.

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The perfect wood workshop that flexes with you to make your life simpler, and your work easier. Easy PAYG and online booking.

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Woodworking Classes

You can learn a variety of different skills with us, depending on your interests.  Courses include Woodwork, DIY, Special Project Courses, Spray Painting, Upcycling and Upholstery and holiday and home education classes for 7-16 year olds.   

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Judy Bentinck Milliner London Logo

Hat and Bag Making

Join leading milliner Judy Bentinck and expert leather bag maker Candice Lau at their studio in Cockpit, Bloomsbury for this exciting creative weekend. Learn how to create your very own navy leather handbag with handle and detachable strap plus a navy sinamay headpiece from a choice of 3 designs.

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Woodwork Classes

Our woodwork and carpentry workshops will provide you with a sanctuary of creativity and possibly even inspire you to build a new hobby into a life-long passion, or even a career.

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