FAQs

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

The atelier technique is an age-old tradition, artists like Sargent spent some of their most formative years in an atelier, learning alongside masters and developing their expertise through hard work and constant practice. In an atelier the tutor will work alongside the students so that one learns from demonstrations and critiques. Groups are kept small to allow for more teacher-student time. At the Studios the class size does not exceed 12. The tutors also play an active role, regularly critiquing your work and giving demonstrations, which, we believe are a key tool for learning. LARA the school has since championed the value of rigorous skills based training and brought the craft back into mainstream arts education.

All FAQs

Are there any age or experience restrictions?

Are there any subsidised places?

Are your classes suitable for complete beginners?

Can I access Career Development Loans?

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?