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Brushing up your way to world-class art schools.

RIC art lesson

Supporting your application to top art schools in the UK and around the world

RIC is a creatively minded top British boarding school located just outside London that specialises in Creative and Visual arts. We will help prepare you for entry to the best art schools with a structured programme of portfolio preparation guidance and university application support. 

Weekly life-drawing classes allow you to develop your drawing skills, useful if you are applying for anything from fine art to architecture. 

Whether you choose to follow a traditional two year A level or a RIC one year intensive course, your specialist subject tutors will support you throughout and help keep you on track to achieve your potential.

Popular post A level destinations for RIC students include UAL's Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion, Chelsea and Camberwell, Goldsmiths and BIMM. Film students opt either for academic courses at top universities such as KCL, Warwick and Sussex or more practical training routes at universities such as MetFilm School, Bournemouth and Ravensbourne. Representatives from top art schools regularly visit RIC to talk to our students about their courses and every year we attend “Create Your Future” organised by UCAS an exciting event jam-packed with all things relevant to creative careers from art, design, journalism, and music, to drama and fashion.

If you are thinking about studying any Art and Design subjects at A level – or beyond – we have developed the following curiosity sheets which will help you prepare for A level study, provide you with some insight into what these subjects are all about and further your background knowledge and understanding: 

Fine Art

Preparation for A level Fine Art


Preparation for A level Textiles

Our fab Textiles teacher Fran visited the show to catch up with Lexi and, across the river, with Polina and Viviana who were showing their work at the Camberwell foundation show. All three have proceeded to UAL degrees, Lexi at CSM and Polina and Viviana at London College of Fashion. Also pictured is artist Catri who came to RIC from Sibiu in Romania and is now off to study Fine Art at Holland’s Academie Minervain Groningen.