A College With Notable & Starring Alumni


Fine Arts College was founded in 1978 as an independent sixth form college specialising in the study of Arts and Humanities. Today the College offers a wide choice of subjects at GCSE and A level as well as a one-year portfolio course for students preparing for art school entry.

The College is located in Belsize Park, north London, with the main site situated in a secluded courtyard away from the bustle of the street. The courtyard buildings, originally a Victorian dairy, are modern and light-filled and comprise a series of lecture and tutorial rooms alongside art, drama and music studios. The College also houses specialist studios for photography, media studies and textiles nearby. A wide range of academic A level subjects is offered and each subject room has its own extensive library including books, slides and DVDs.

The College functions on an ethos of mutual respect where an individual's talents and ambitions are encouraged and nurtured. For this reason the number of students is restricted to 160, maintaining small class sizes and strong pastoral care for all students and ensuring an exceptional pass rate in exams. Virtually all students go on to higher education at a range of universities and art, music and drama schools.

Fine Arts College provides an opportunity for young people to study in a mature, open and stimulating atmosphere; a unique bridge between school and university.

"Students' outstanding behaviour and attitudes are key factors in their successful learning. Students respond exceptionally well to the respect they are shown at the college and in turn they are highly considerate and very supportive of each other. They form strong friendships. Their consistently thoughtful behaviour contributes to an extremely positive learning ethos." - OFSTED Report 2012

Contact us now to learn about the most up-to-date entry requirements and admission policy of the school. We will guide you step by step throughout the whole application process; we will help you make an interview appointment with the school, providing useful interview advice and insightful suggestions in portfolio preparation for your students.


Notable & Starring Alumni

Helena Bonham Carter - Actress <A Room with a View> <Planet of the Apes> <Fight Club> <Charlie and the Chocolate Factory> <Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix> <Alice in Wonderland> <The King’s Speech>

Orlando Bloom - Actor <The Lord of the Rings> <Pirates of the Caribbean> <The Hobbit>

Alfie Allen - Actor <Game of Throne>

JJ Feild - Actor <Captain America: The First Avenger>

University Destinations

Fine Arts students go on to a wide range of higher education courses and all students are offered advice and guidance on their future after A levels.

  • Parsons The New School for Design, NYC
  • Central Saint Martins, UAL
  • Pratt Institute, NY
  • Camberwell School of Art, UAL
  • Trinity Laban CMD
  • London College of Communication, UAL
  • American University of Paris
  • BIMM London music college
  • Ravensbourne
  • University of Oxford
  • Courtauld Institute, UOL
  • University of Edinburgh
  • City & Guilds London Art School
  • University of Manchester
  • King's College London
  • Camberwell School of Art, UAL
  • Central Saint Martins, UAL
  • Leeds College of Art

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