The Slade School of Fine Art is a world leading art school with a reputation for excellence. As part of UCL, London's Global University, the Slade provides an open and supportive environment for engagement with the process of art making at the highest level, attracting an international community of students. Students are supported to realize and strengthen their creative potential through experimentation, dialogue and fine art making in all its forms.

There are around 110 full-time graduate students at the Slade studying on either the MFA Fine Art or the MA Fine Art. The MFA is an 18-month practice-based programme (two academic years) with a two part, written and oral, Critical Studies component. The MA is a 24-month practice-based programme, which has a taught History and Theory of Art component. All students follow the same practice programme, electing to work in the Sculpture, Painting or Fine Art Media areas. There is lively cross over between all areas.

See the work from the Slade 2020 Showcase.


Slade Graduate Open Day Presentation

Presented by the Director of Graduate Studies, Karin Ruggaber

This video outlines the Slade MA/MFA programme and how to apply.