Teaching and assessment
As a small university, we centre our teaching around your individual goals – identifying the skills and support you need to thrive. Interactive classes ensure you’ll have a high level of contact with tutors, enabling you to develop your individual strengths and interests.
You'll learn from staff who combine strong academic credentials with deep industry experience, offering insights into the latest trends and the chance to apply your learning practically, and attend regular guest lectures with industry professionals – networking and developing partnerships with business owners, journalists, curators and more.
Academics are experts in their fields, but they’re also broad thinkers, able to support your learning across other disciplines throughout your study, so you’ll emerge a well-rounded, innovative thinker. You’ll also be assigned a personal tutor who’ll help you to build a bespoke programme that reflects your passions and future career.
Engage in authentic experiences that encourage collaboration and self-expression: learning through hands-on tasks such as debates, discussions, role plays, simulations, group projects and workshops, designed to help you develop skills including critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making.
You'll also take field trips to business hubs, museums, galleries and labs, and join work placements to put your learning in context. Regent's is proud to have close relationships with industry experts and world-leaders and throughout the year, you'll join classes and workshops to learn from the very best. For example:
- Students taking the 'Introduction to World Histories of Art' module recently joined a workshop with Philippa Abrahams – an expert in artists' materials who has featured regularly on the BBC
- Students taking the Curating module enjoyed an immersive experience at Superblue, an immersive experience in central London
- Students on the Photography module produced their own photograms at Darkroom London
- Some students also visited Claridge's ArtSpace (a new space in London's West End where art can be bought in cryptocurrency) and the British Museum – allowing them to study works from across time periods and cultures first hand
- Students are also regularly taken to Frieze Masters or Frieze London, a few minutes' walk away in Regent's Park, to put their learning into practice – engaging first-hand with the art world in London and exploring the ways in which galleries and collectors combine old and new.
You’ll never learn in silo – everything you study will be connected. You’ll explore topics from a wide range of perspectives, learn to understand the relationships between subjects and start to connect themes and topics across modules.
Contact hours and expected workload
Contact hours in Year 1 and Year 2 are 15 hours per week. In Year 3, you’ll receive 12-13 hours per week as your final capstone project is a supervised module, rather than a classroom-based one.
You’ll receive a minimum of 10 hours of one-on-one time with your supervisor, to agree the scope and direction of your capstone project. We also offer research skills lectures and drop-in sessions.
At Regent’s, assessments are designed to consolidate your learning – helping you develop practical skills that’ll be useful in your future career.
Assessment methods vary according to your major and your combination of elective modules, but could include essays, journals, reports, creative portfolios, group projects, presentations, research papers, online exercises and examinations.
In your final year you’ll complete a major project that brings together the breadth of your learning, combining the knowledge and skills from your major with thinking from other subject areas.
The Liberal Arts Capstone can either take the form of a reflective project or a traditional written dissertation and is highly personalised – reflecting your unique mix of modules.
We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns. This includes learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, mobility difficulties, and temporary or chronic health conditions.
Our Student Support & Welfare team is here to support you. We ask that you speak with us as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.