About this course
The Contemporary Portrait Painting Diploma is a two-year bespoke course, offered by the Art Academy and written, taught and assessed by some of Britain’s top practicing portrait artists, many of them pre-eminent in the field of portraiture, including members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (the RP), winners of the BP Portrait Award and artists whose work appears in national collections including the National Portrait Gallery.
The course has an average attendance of three days a week and includes components in portrait and figure painting, drawing components as well as tutored creative components. Working from a model is an integral part of the course and there is also study in art history, contextual studies, digital studies as well as professional development.
- Relevant qualifications accepted by the university.