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    Hi, I'm interested in doing Fine Art at Uni Have heard the best places are The Slade, Oxford's Ruskin and Goldsmiths. However I have also heard that Oxford's course is very restrictive :confused: any info and advice greatly appreciated

    They are certainly very difficult places to get into. In terms of the 'best' it depends upon what is best for you and obviously how good you are. Slade have about 30 places, Ruskn about the same and Goldsmiths History of Art / Fine Art the same. This is about one third the size of places for other BA Fine Art courses so you will have to be exceptional to obtain a place just on the basis of availability alone.
    In a general sense Slade is possibly more painterly, Ruskin drawing is an essential element and Goldsnmiths History art / Fine Art conceptual work with strong written skills. Offers on these courses hover between 3% to 12% of all applications which are figures comparable to applying for subjects such as medicine at Oxford and so forth so they are amongst the countries most competitive courses for places. They are of course internationally sought after places as well so competition is fierce.
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