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If you want to study art and design, there might be no better place than the UK. The reason: UK has an enviable history of art combined with a rich culture. Add this to the highly reputed colleges and universities the country has. Studying art and design in UK is not merely studying art; it is more like experiencing it in real life. Following are some of the best colleges to study art and design in UK.

University of Oxford


Universally considered the most prestigious and highly reputed institution, the Oxford University has been ranked as the best place to study art in a study conducted by Mayfield University Consultant’s ‘Complete University Guide’.

The university’s Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art which was established in 1871 offers many art courses in different categories.

University of Glasgow


The University of Glasgow is also a well known name in the educational world. Founded in 1451, the University is the place where the producer of ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Sherlock’, Steven Moffat, studied. It is also UNESCO’s first city of music in UK and holds nearly 130 musical events every year.

The University of Glasgow offers a number of courses in art and design and has been ranked 2nd in the list of best institutions to study art and design in UK with a student satisfaction rate of 4.13/5.

Lancaster University


The Lancaster University is another one of those universities which –despite being established recently- have emerged as one of the best universities in UK. Students at Lancaster are given more independence in their studies and get a virtual learning environment.

Ranked as the 3rd best place to study art and design in UK, Lancaster has a student satisfaction rate of 4.13/5.

Loughborough University (Loughborough College of Art)


The Loughborough University was founded in 1909 as a technical institute, however, it later started four separate colleges, including the Loughborough College of Art which went on to become one of the best art colleges in UK.

The college provides courses in creative digital technology and photography, textiles print, stitch & dye, fine metal & constructed textiles, painting and print making and many other options.

The University of Edinburgh


Founded in 1582, the University of Edinburgh is one of the oldest educational institutions in UK. Art courses are offered by the Edinburgh College of Arts which was established in 1760. The college has produced numerous well known artists in various fields. The university has a student satisfaction rate of 4/5.