All of our art and design courses are closely linked with the creative industries, while our surveying and planning courses have strong links to the surveying industry's professional bodies (RICS, RTPI), and our architecture courses have close links with the Royal Institute of British Architects. In addition, industry experts often teach and even contribute to the design of our courses, helping to enhance your studies, keep you in touch with the latest developments and ensure that you graduate as a marketable industry professional.
Our reputation ensures that industry leaders regularly visit our student shows and events to see the best of the new talent before anybody else does. Our proximity to London also enables us to offer you the opportunity to gain work experience within a top organisation, museum or gallery, helping you to gain first-hand industry knowledge and add essential new skills to your CV.
Kingston University continues to make, significant investments in modern facilities and resources. We have an extensive range of well-equipped workshops and learning environments designed to offer you a modern learning experience that will enable you to gain cutting-edge skills and knowledge.
New resources include:
We have an extensive Learning Resources Centre (LRC), offering you access to over 450,000 books and audio-visual materials, and over 2,000 printed and 30,000 electronic journals, as well as study areas with clusters of PCs, MACs and a wireless network for laptop use.
The LRC at Knights Park - the home of the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture - houses special collections to support the range of subjects taught in the Faculty, including examples of art deco and 1930s' interior design publications, 19thcentury architectural design pattern books, artists' books and private press books.