Our programmes

Tom Sander

The Drawing Year
The Drawing Year, our full-time one year MA-level postgraduate programme, awards a full scholarship and free studio space in the heart of east London to every student, with living bursaries also available.

Young Artists
Our programme for young artists offers a unique opportunity to students from all backgrounds, who want to develop their drawing skills. Students aged 15 to 18 are eligible for our Young Associates programme, whilst those aged 10 to 14 can join our weekly Drawing Clubs. Both fee-paying and full scholarship places are available on these programmes. The Royal Drawing School also offers one week holiday courses in the Easter and Summer school holidays for young artists aged 11–15 years.

Our new School Leavers programme will be launching in Autumn 2022. A new three-month intensive drawing course for students aged 18 to develop their creative skills through intense and rigorous observational drawing tuition. 

Public Courses
We offer over 100 different daytime and evening courses for adults in drawing each term from our main campus in Shoreditch and online. The fees are heavily subsidised and a comprehensive concessions scheme makes courses accessible to the widest array of students regardless of background or circumstance. 

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