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

Please note that the figures below are just an estimate that might serve you as a guide, and will vary depending on the area of London you live in, and on your personal lifestyle. Rough estimates of cost of living per month:

  • Accommodation: £600 
  • Bills (electricity/gas/council tax): £60
  • Transport: A monthly 18+ student travel card for bus and underground covering zone 1-2 is ca.£85. The Art School is located in zone 2. You might not need access to zone 1 if you live in other zones of London, or might only need to use buses for your commute, so for more details, please refer to the TFL website 
  • Please note that you also need to consider food and telephone (mobile) expenses, which will greatly vary depending on your lifestyle and telephone plan.

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?