FAQs for degree and diploma course
When do applications open?
Applications are open now. Please follow this link.
How do I apply?
All applications are to be made online here.
You will need to submit a portfolio of work. This must be submitted as documentation in either JPG or PDF format of no more than 12 images. The work can be of any artistic medium and doesn’t need to be mosaic. You will also need to send us:
- an up to 800 word statement of your interest and motivation in the course (why you want to study at London School of Mosaic, what you are hoping to learn and what is your experience that supports this goal);
- copies of your previous qualifications: GCSEs and A-Levels or any equivalent international qualifications, previous academic degrees;
- your CV
Based on the portfolio and statement we will select candidates, and invite them to a face-to face or phone interview.
What will I learn from the course?
Our one-year diploma covers the following modules:
- History of mosaic: classical, Byzantine and modern mosaic
- Fabrication of mosaic: introduction to traditional and contemporary mosaic production techniques, tools and materials (including working with hammer and hardie), presenting and documenting work
- Ways of seeing: mosaic theory and design approaches, andamento, colour theory, geometry, life drawing
Upon successful completion of your year of study, you will be awarded a Diploma in Mosaic Studies. Should you decide to progress to the degree, the following modules will be offered over a further two years of study:
- Intermediate and advanced fabrication with focus on developing site-specific work and working with communities
- Advanced colour theory and digital design techniques for an architectural context
- Professional practice: planning, permissions and partnerships business development
- Conservation and restoration
- Social impact placement (with our studio)
- Dissertation and degree show
What are the entry requirements?
For diploma only students, there are no formal academic requirements. We choose students on the basis of their portfolio and statement.
Should the prospective student consider continuing for a further two years to pursue the degree, please be aware that formal university procedures will apply through proof of GCSEs and A-level.s
How many days do I need to attend the course if studying full time?
There are two days of core teaching, which will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays. Alongside this, students are expected to develop their skills and techniques.
Teaching starts at 11am and finishes at 4pm. We teach over three terms, which last for up to 11 weeks each.
Can I study part-time?
Yes. You would be expected to complete the diploma course in two year instead of one, taking 60 credits each year. You will be expected to attend a minimum of one day per week (either on a Monday or Tuesday).
What qualification will I gain?
Diploma student will gain a Diploma in Mosaic Studies, delivered by the school as independent awarding body.
Students of our three-year course will receive a BA in Mosaic Studies.
How much does it cost?
The full-time one-year diploma course costs £6,000 for home-students (UK and EU), which includes materials, tuition and use of equipment including desktop computers. For part-time students the cost is £3,000 per year.
The fees for our degree are subject to negotiation with our prospective university partner, and we hope to keep it as low as possible.
Is there a scholarship available and what is the criteria ?
We are offering a scholarship to help fund one or two students. Please note that the scholarship will not cover the full cost of the fees.
We are looking for someone who is not only passionate about the art but also has the potential to help drive its revival.
If you are interested in being considered for a scholarship, please state this in your covering letter in your application.
Do you provide visas for international students?
As a newly established school, we are in the process of applying for a government licence to sponsor students (e.g. Tier 4 visa). For the moment we are unable to provide sponsorships via this route.
For our diploma course, you can explore the option of obtaining a "Short-term study visa", which will give up to 11 months in the UK: https://www.gov.uk/study-visit-visa. This is only possible if you also study on an English-language course in parallel to our diploma.
Please refer to the UK government website to find out what visa you may need: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa