Art is more than just an academic subject, it is a way of life. It allows us not only to think for ourselves, but also to feel for ourselves. Art was the first means of communication and it remains universal. It is art that connects us with the rest of the world and connects us with ourselves.

At Dulwich College, we are not necessarily in the business of turning every student into a professional artist. Instead, we endeavour to instil a life-long love, respect and understanding of the arts. We strive to ensure our challenging curriculum and diverse co-curricular and enrichment opportunities appeal to the wide range of students who come into our care. We help students find a passion and niche within the world of cultural production, in turn helping them to gain confidence in their ability to create, take risks and problem solve. We believe art allows students to go on a journey into unknown territories, one that does not require a worksheet or that ticks a box.


The Art department offers a broad range of facilities and experiences for boys across the College. There are seven art studios, including a ceramics studio and computer suite with both Mac and PC packages for developing art and design led work. We are currently developing a Film and Photography studio with green screen and professional lighting and backdrops.

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Mrs Mary-Jo Doherty MA(RCA)

Head of Art