Additional costs for our students

Getting the most out of a creative arts education sometimes involves spending more than just the tuition fee. You’ll have books to buy of course, as well as covering the printing costs for your research or written work. Other expenditure might relate to a field trip, project materials or the costs involved in participating in a final degree show or an external showcase event such as Graduate Fashion Week

We can’t be specific about materials costs before you start your course, as these will vary according to the nature of your project work and the choices that you make, but we’ll give you an indication of extra mandatory costs when we offer you a place.

Inflation rises can sometimes mean that our suppliers (or organisers of trips and outside events) have to alter their prices later on - which means the cost to you may then have to change. But the information you see in your offer letter should give you a good idea of the mandatory costs that you’re likely to need to budget for.

For students studying at the Royal School of Needlework there is a studio fee to ensure everyone has access to the same high quality materials for the Technical Stitch units. This is approximately £130 for first year students and approximately £60 for second year students.

One event we hope all our BA and MA students will all want to participate in is Graduation, which takes place at the Royal Festival Hall in London. You’ll need to hire academic dress so that you look the part on the day, but your student ticket is free. We'll make a small charge to your guests, to cover the cost of mounting these fun, high profile events.