Notes for MA & Post Experience Programme Applicants

Application form

Fill in the form, making sure that you complete each section fully. Incomplete forms will be returned.

Submit the completed form by 23 February 2024

As places on the courses are limited, early applications are strongly encouraged.

When filling the application form, please be sure to submit a passport photo, not your passport ID page (as below).

As places on the courses are limited, early applications are strongly encouraged.

If you have used additional sheets, please make sure that they are clearly marked with your name and intended course.

Confidential Statement by Referee

Forward the Confidential Statement by Referee form to your referee(s) as soon as possible.

Be sure to fill in your name and the title of your intended course before you forward it.

Your referee should email the form directly to the School by 23 February 2024.

Fees and Maintenance

Tuition Fees
UK students £6,500 p.a.
Overseas students £10,000

An application fee of £30 must be submitted with the application form.

The tuition fees are expected to be paid by the beginning of each academic year which is non refundable except in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the School. No award can be made until all fees are paid.

Cheques should be made out to ‘The Prince’s Foundation’.

Maintenance & living expenses

Allow for an estimated expenditure of £15,000 per academic year. This will vary according to the cost of rent and travel.

Choosing a Referee

Since your referee is requested to provide an academic reference, you are advised to choose someone who is familiar with your work and who understands the demands of the course that you are planning to undertake. They should be able to comment in detail on your qualifications, ability, motivation and character, so it may be helpful to choose someone who has known you for some time. Candidates with a UK undergraduate degree or recognised equivalent will have to provide a copy of their certificate and transcript as evidence. Candidates with no undergraduate will need to provide two references which should comment specifically on the role that the student has undertaken e.g. job title, dates of employment, nature of the work, providing evidence of specific experience relevant to the course and a detailed CV which demonstrates your suitability to study the course e.g. specific employment dates, job titles, descriptions of tasks undertaken in employment etc.

Entrance Requirements and Portfolios

Applicants are required to submit original artwork as part of their application as well as a statement outlining an individual course of study. The application portfolio should present a study of the traditional art form that the candidate wishes to be assessed by and should include relevant visual work e.g. drawings, paintings and, if appropriate, 3-D forms. Candidates requiring more specific advice should contact the Registrar.

Portfolios should be sent electronically to the Registrar by 23 February 2024. They should be clearly labelled with the applicant’s name and intended course and be accompanied by a list detailing the contents of the portfolio.


Attendance at all lectures, seminars, course tutorials, studio sessions and other appointments is mandatory. Attendance is an assessable part of each course.

English Language Requirements

All courses are in English.

All courses are in English. All offers of places are conditional upon receiving official satisfactory English language requirements of the course. Should the application be offered an interview, they would need to submit official UKVI IELTS test certificates by then. Failure to meet the deadline may mean that the place is offered to another candidate. The requirements are as follows:

A minimum of an overall band of 6.0 with individual scores of not less than 5.5 in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing on the IELTS test from a recognised UKVI centre will be required from all candidates whose first language is not English. You can find helpful information on