Concessions and Course Fees


The Royal Drawing School is committed to making all courses offered affordable and available to those serious about drawing from observation. Therefore, the Royal Drawing School offers a number of concessions on each course. Students may only apply for one concession type. To apply for a concession please contact the office.

Full-time BA students studying for a degree in Fine Art receive up to a 75% discount. Those studying on design or applied arts degrees may also be eligible on a case-by-case basis. Student ID and proof of enrolment must be submitted.

Full-time practising fine artists under 40 years of age in need of financial help may apply for a 75% discount on a maximum of two courses; applicants must submit a portfolio of ten drawings and fill in an application form which can be downloaded from the website. These must be submitted before term starts on the 9th and 10th December 2019 only. Please contact the office in advance of submitting your application to reserve a place on your chosen course. 

Primary and secondary school teachers who teach art receive a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof in the form of a letter from their head teacher or the head of the art department.

Individuals on job seekers allowance receive a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof that they are currently on the job seekers register.

Postgraduate alumni of the Royal Drawing School receive a 50% discount. 

Individuals who receive disability support are eligible for a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof that they are currently receiving this allowance.

Tower Hamlet and Hackney residents are eligible for a 25% discount on courses at Shoreditch; to apply participants must show proof of living in these boroughs.

Individuals over the age of 60 may apply for a 10% discount on courses at Shoreditch.

If you are still unable to meet the cost of a course despite these concessions, a limited number of bursaries are available. For further details please contact the office by email at or phone on 020 7613 8568.

Course Fees

All of our course rates are subsidised and we also offer a comprehensive list of concessions to make our courses accessible to the widest range of students possible. 

10 Week Drawing Courses
Daytime £385; Evening £195
Summer Term Bank Holiday (8 sessions) rate: Daytime £308; Evening £156

10 Week Etching/Materials-based Courses
Daytime £395; Evening £220
Summer Term Bank Holiday (8 sessions) rate: Daytime £316

10 Week Sculpture  Courses
Daytime £455 (includes materials fee)

Drawing from Film
£80 for 10 sessions

5 Week Courses
Drawing courses £210
Saturday Etching £170

Drop-in Classes*
Life Drawing £35 full-day; £18 half-day
Friday Etching drop-in £26
Friday Evening £14 (Drawing at the National Gallery only)

Saturday Drop-in Classes*
Life Drawing £35 full-day; £18 half-day
Life Drawing for Young People £10
Etching drop-in for experienced etchers £24 per session

*There is no need to book in advance for drop-in, simply pay your fee at the start of the class. Classes operate on a first-come first-served basis. Please bring proof of status to the class for concessionary rates where applicable.

£5 full price / Free for alumni / £3.50 for students including students studying on any current term course at the Royal Drawing School. Please bring student ID as proof of status.
Human Anatomy Lectures £5 (No concessions)
No advance booking, pay at the door.

Please note that once courses have started there may be further places available; please contact the office to join.

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