Best uni for fine art?

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    So I'm doing an art foundation course at the moment and considering doing fine art at university. I've been looking at the league tables of course, but I was wondering if anyone here had any suggestions/tips for where to go? My grades at A-level were ABB.

    The most reputable places tend to be Glasgow School of Art, Goldsmiths, Slade (UCL), Edinburgh College of Art, The Ruskin (Oxford University) and UAL... There are other places that, although may not have such an illustrious alumni as those mentioned, or be difficult to get into, provide a supportive and all round decent quality art course.

    League tables can be useful but only to an extent, as they have their biases; ultimately it's down to how you feel about a place and the course structure (e.g. some are divided into specialisms), hence why it's important to attend open days, because no fine art course is exactly the same.

    Your portfolio and interview are the main focus, as well as your foundation result (but it's not unusual for some places to give out unconditional offers). A level grades generally don't matter so much, unless you're applying to Oxford.
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