An intensive 12 week, skills-based, foundational course The Drawing Gap

A springboard to undergraduate study and creative careers for school leavers.

  • Foundation Year Tutorial

    Overview

    The Drawing Gap is our new school leavers programme. A 12 week, full-time intensive course for students who want to develop foundational creative skills during their gap year. Taught by the Royal Drawing School’s experienced faculty alongside young contemporary artists. This structured, practice-led course has been created to build student’s confidence in visual literacy, and to stimulate links between the arts and other disciplines. This course is ideally suited for students who are aged 18-23 who are continuing their art education, and those who may not be heading to art school but want a foundation of creative and visual skills.

    Overview

  • School leavers

    Structure

    The course is a full time, 12 week course with five days’ teaching a week. Students experience two orientation weeks which introduces different skills and techniques to prepare students for the rest of the programme. The following 10 weeks cover drawing, painting, sculpture, illustration and printmaking with a variety of different tutors and approaches. Alongside practical study is a critical visual studies component that runs throughout the term, made up of lectures, curated visits and group discussion to stimulate independent thinking.

  • Class in the Ground Floor Studios

    Facilities

    Our Shoreditch campus is located in a converted warehouse at the heart of East London’s art, design and fashion scene. There are four spacious, well-lit drawing studios, a fully-equipped intaglio print studio, a large exhibitions gallery and a reference art library. 

    Facilities

  • Foundation Year Mac suite

    Applications

    Students can apply for this course on a termly basis, we are currently accepting applications for Autumn Term 2022. The course is designed for school leavers who are graduating or recently graduated, and will be undertaking a gap year to study and work, travel or volunteer. Places are awarded based on an online application and digital portfolio. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to drawing and an interest in visual culture. The deadline for Autumn Term applications is 23 June 2022. 

    Applications

Faculty