Welcome to The London Art College

Since the college's start on Fleet Street, London in 1931 (over 80 years ago) developing cartoonists and artists for the newspaper industry; the college has grown into one of the World's leading art colleges for Distance Learning Art Courses. Originally described as correspondence art courses, then as a home study art courses; today we offer many courses both online and via the post covering subjects such as: Painting and Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration and Art History to name just a few, all supported by personal tutors. 

Students set their own timetable and decide when they are ready to submit work to the College - you can enrol and start the courses whenever you wish (there are no specified enrolment dates). The courses can be done either via the post or electronically - either way we endevour to make it as simple as possible for you.

All courses are specially designed for home study, allowing students to work at their own pace in the comfort of their own home and successfully done by students in over 75 countries - there is no college attendance.

We believe that painting and drawing skills can be acquired by anyone – with proper tuition and practice.

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Student Artwork by Sarah Lister

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Student Artwork by Irina Viatkina - Winner of the 2014 Competition


The college is inspected and accredited by the BSI for our provision of distance learning art courses. The College is also a full Member of the Association of British Correspondence College and adheres to ABCC’s Code of Ethics 

Read about our Accreditations

Online Art Courses

Our courses are carefully constructed learning programmes, comprising of progressive self-study units, leading to the opportunity to make submissions at various points on the course.

Our courses can be viewed online in full as well as being mailed to you in hardcopy. This means you can have access to the course even when away from home.

Coursework can be submitted to the college online in 'The Art Room' via scans or digital photographs, or alternatively via the mail as postal submissions.

Students are each assigned a personal tutor who will review and critique submissions providing tailored help and advice to students. Tutors seek to get the best out of their students as one artist to another 

View our full list of Online Art Courses 

London Art College Tutors

All of our personal tutors are professional artists and illustrators, active and successful usually with formal teaching qualifications. Our team have been carefully chosen because of the sympathetic and supportive way they relate to their students.

Read about our Personal Art Tutors

Why Study With Us?

Art Courses for Everyone

We provide 28 art courses for all ages and abilities.

Personal Tutors

Friendly tutors to help and guide you all the way

Study Online

Study at your own convenience in your own home

The Art Room

Submit your work to your tutor at: The Art Room. Help is available at: The Art Room - Help.

The Common Room

Talk to other students online in The Common Room.

Student Gallery

View work done by other students in the Student Gallery.