Do I need to submit images with my application, if so what kind of images should I submit?

We require applicants to send us five photographs of recent drawings, paintings or sculpture. This allows our faculty to determine who is best suited for study with us; during the selection process, they want to see if a student's work reflects an interest in figurative realism, if he or she is attempting to draw or sculpt from life, has looked at or studied from the old masters, and finally, exhibits some raw talent. It is a good idea to submit examples of work done in the materials we use, like charcoal or pencil, or possibly oil. These suggestions are not meant to imply the student must already be working at an advanced level, or has had prior training in classical techniques, but simply demonstrate that he or she is interested in working figuratively, and in the realistic tradition.

All FAQs

Are there any age or experience restrictions?

Are there any subsidised places?

Are your classes suitable for complete beginners?

Can I pay for the first class and then decide whether to continue and pay for a year?

Can I pay in instalments?

Can I study on the Diploma or Foundation course part-time?

Can the School help with finding accommodation in London?

Do I get an officially recognised qualification at the end of the course?

Do I need to submit images with my application, if so what kind of images should I submit?

Do you offer accommodation?

How can the School help if I have Special Educational Needs?

How do I register for a course place?

How long is the Diploma Course?

How much do I need to cover costs of living in London?

I am an international student (from a country not included in the EU and EEA), can I get a student visa if I am accepted on your courses?

I'm an overseas student, do I need a visa to study at LARA?

Is the School accredited?

May I skip the Foundation and go directly onto the Diploma course?

Must I begin the program in the Autumn?

What do I need to bring?

What do most graduates do after completing the program?

What is the atelier technique, and how is it unique to the school?

What is the average work week?

What is your cancellation policy?

What materials will I be provided with?

What will I get at the end of the course?

When should I register?

Where and when is the course held?

Where do your tutors come from?

Who is the course suitable for?

Will I be eligible for funding support from Student Finance England?