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Sebastian Thomas

Published date
06 Feb 2023

Sebastian's story

Sebastian is among hundreds of UAL students realising their creative potential thanks to funding.

MA Visual Arts: Printmaking student Sebastian Thomas had initially ruled out the possibility of further study due to the financial burden. Finding out about the UAL Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate Scholarships encouraged him to re-think his decision. “I have always been on a low income as I am self-employed and so there would have been no way that I could afford to pay the tuition fees without the scholarship.”

Sebastian has embraced both the freedom and support offered by the course at Camberwell College of Arts. “I have access to all of the great facilities, the knowledge and experience of the tutors, visiting lecturers, technical staff and the support and inspiration of my peers.” The location was another feature that drew Sebastian to UAL, he explains: “I wanted to do my MA in London at the heart of the UK art scene and be part of the networked postgraduate community that UAL offers.”

The current focus of Sebastian’s studies is an experimentation with 2D collage techniques via 3D software to investigate how traditional processes operate in the digital age. On completing his course, he has high hopes to achieve his ambitions as a professional artist. “The scholarship and the MA will allow me to become a more skilled professional within my field and thus greatly increase my potential for success in later life.”

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