Please note: our Easter Course programme for 2020 has been cancelled. If you have booked onto one of our courses we will be in touch with information regarding next steps.
Short Courses are open to anyone aged seventeen and over.
STUDENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18
Slade Short Courses are designed for adults and the students attending our courses usually span a wide range of ages. For those students interested in attending a short course who are below the age of 18 (17+), we ask you to provide the following documents in addition to the application form so that we may consider you:
- A letter from the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Head of Year or art teacher at your school stating your suitability for the course and
- A letter from your parent or guardian confirming that you will have appropriate accommodation for the duration of the course.
To enrol for the Slade Short Course please use our application form.
Payment should be made using the UCL online store. Places on the short courses will be allocated on a first come, first served basis once payment has been received. Please contact us if you are experiencing any issues by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 020 7679 2317.
The course fee covers tuition, provision of an easel, palette and drawing board, where appropriate, and studio space. The course fee does not include materials except drawing supplies for the first session of each course. The fees for the Painting courses include a levy of £15 to cover materials for supports and grounds and some painting mediums. The Life Painting course fee includes a £5 levy which covers a supply of supports and grounds for studies but not your final canvas. You must supply all other materials yourself.
Refunds and cancellations
Cancellations are permitted up to one month before the start of a course, subject to a £25 cancellation fee. Refunds will not be made for cancellations less than one calendar month before the start of a course. Students who do not attend due to illness, personal or professional commitments do not have the right to a refund. For this reason we recommend that students take out personal insurance against any unforeseeable circumstances before the start of their course.
Before you start
Further course details, a materials list and map will be sent to you before the course begins.
Short Courses take place at the Slade Studios, Woburn Square, London, WC1H 0AB. Nearest tubes are Goodge Street (Northern Line) and Euston (Northern and Victoria Lines). Public transport links can be found at www.ucl.ac.uk/locations/public-transport. There are meters and NCP car parks nearby. Please note that we are located within the Congestion Charge zone.
The building may be difficult for students with physical disabilities. It is essential that students with special needs discuss their requirements with the Administrator before making an application. Access to the building is available from fifteen minutes prior to the course start time.
Tea and coffee are provided during the class. UCL Refectory is open in the evening from 5.00pm – 7.30pm selling hot and cold meals and snacks and there are many cafes, restaurants and shops nearby.
Short Course students are required to sign a Safety Compliance Form as part of UCL Health and Safety regulations. Aerosol fixative sprays and smoking are not permitted in the building. The use of mobile telephones, radios, personal stereos and kettles is not allowed in the studios. Please take care of your belongings at all times and never leave valuables unattended. We regret that we cannot be held responsible for the loss of students' belongings. Students must make sure that they take all work and belongings away at the end of the course.
Please contact the Slade on 020 7679 2317 or
The information given above is accurate at the time of publication. However, the Slade School of Fine Art reserves the right to cancel or amend courses if circumstances require it.