The Drawing Year is a full scholarship postgraduate-level course offering up to thirty students the opportunity to focus on drawing from observation for one year. There are no tuition fees for The Drawing Year – all students are awarded a full scholarship and receive a free studio space.

Every course offered at the School is taught at postgraduate level by distinguished artists and teachers from leading institutions including the Royal Academy, the Royal College of Art and The Slade. In addition to a minimum of 21 hours tutor contact time each week, students are also offered tutorials with visiting tutors. Past visiting tutors include Celia Paul, Andrzej Jackowski, Deanna Petherbridge, Tom Hammick, Gus Cummings, David Dawson, Issam Kourbaj, Peter Oswald and Hurvin Anderson.

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Until we can insert a USB into our ear and download our thoughts, drawing remains the best way of getting visual information on to the page. Grayson Perry