Student Life

At the Academy, we provide a rich social life for a vibrant community of artists working together to improve and refine their skills.

When you join us as a student we want you to be part of the social and artistic life of our college. Our induction process not only introduces you to the way we work and the standards we expect but also shows you how to enjoy life in London. We encourage cross-college artistic and social events as part of Freshers’ activities in order to welcome you into the Academy community, and the Academic Team and Student Council organise events throughout the year to maintain and develop your sense of belonging.

Studios and Galleries

Academy students and staff benefit from the close proximity to many galleries in the area, including:

Tate Modern
Jerwood Space
White Cube Bermondsey
Bankside Gallery
Drawing Room
Matts Gallery

Find out more about the local art scene via the South London Art Map (SLAM) that provides a handy guide to the galleries in South London.

Living, going out and eating out

The Academy is in a lively area of Central London with good transport links to all parts of the city.

We are located close to the famous Southbank cultural quarter and Borough Market, the food capital of London, where you can find an extraordinary variety of food. London’s famous South Bank offers a great variety of bars and cheap eats and under the arches in Waterloo and Southwark you’ll find Flat Iron Square and Union Street.
Art Academy London has no Halls of Residence, but there are lots of places to rent in the local area.
Here are a few websites you could take a look at to get you started, please look carefully see if the housing suits your needs and tastes.
We are not affiliated with any of these sites, neither do we take responsibility for the housing spaces..

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us by filling out this Enquiry Form or calling 020 7407 6969