When you have settled on your ideal course and destination, there are a few more steps to consider to make sure you are ready to apply for your creative arts course.
Typical requirements to study creative arts and design courses abroad vary depending on your course or specialist area – check with the institution that offers your course to make sure. You may also be expected to provide a portfolio of your work to demonstrate your proficiency in your chosen area.
Most creative arts courses abroad are taught in english so it is likely you will be required to prove you have the required English language skills. Read more about this in our dedicated English Language section.
Typically you will require an English level of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (paper) 213 (computer) – depending on level and institution*.
Tuition fees vary depending on the country in which you study and the level of study but typically range from US$10,000 to US$23,000+ per year.
*Students with a lower score may still be accepted if they complete an English language course or a foundation year before going on to their chosen degree. You can read our advice pages on studying English language. TOEFL is no longer accepted as proof of English language for UK courses.
If you’re studying a creative arts course abroad, you need to meet the requirements to gain a visa to enter the country in which you will study. For further information and advice on student visas, we recommend our dedicated advice on student visas page.
Take the time to perfect your creative arts course application, as there are likely to be many steps to get right. Most courses can be applied for online, once you have found your ideal course on StudyLink, click through to the website of the institution offering that course. If you can’t apply online, there are normally contact details available on your chosen institutes website to obtain an application form.
If your course requires a portfolio of you work, be sure to submit work that meets the requirements given. You may also be required to provide a personal statement with your application. For help preparing your personal statement, refer to our writing a personal statement for studying abroad guide.