FORMA @ Step Up Expo

FORMA, the international art, design & architecture education fair, brings together globally prestigious universities and institutions.

We are delighted to announce that FORMA 2024 will be taking place inside the Step Up Expo at Olympia London.

Our new location enables the show to expand the number of universities taking part, and widen its scope to include Foundation course providers and employers offering creative career pathways and apprenticeships.

The fair will be of interest to anyone with serious ambitions to work in fields such as fashion, film, fine-art, architecture, graphic design, photography, television, costume, product design, interior design, and illustration.

This unique opportunity to meet with world leaders in art and design education, and to plan your creative career.

forma @ Step Up Expo

Friday 28 June - Saturday 29 June 2024
@ Step Up Expo, Olympia West, London

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Who is FORMA for?


Prospective students

Plan your next step - find out about:

  • BTEC & A Level courses

  • Foundation courses

  • BA / BFA degree courses


  • Widening Participation programmes

  • Summer schools and short

  • Creative mentoring programmes


Portfolio Review

FORMA encourages students to bring their creative portfolio for 1-1 reviews by creative art school tutors. A good portfolio is crucial when applying to the most in-demand courses.

Get advice on:

  • How to best present your work;

  • How to tell a clear story with your portfolio;

  • Your course choices, and whether you should be considering a Foundation course.


Want a Creative Career?

Being at Step Up Expo gives FORMA visitors the unique opportunity to talk to exhibitors offering entry level courses, training and apprenticeships as well as the world's leading degree courses for: Fashion, Fine Art, Graphic Communication, Digital Arts, Gaming Design, Ceramics, Curation, Architecture, Interior Design, Performance, Journalism, Film, Textiles and Television.

Speak with exhibitors, get your portfolio reviewed, attend FORMA talks and workshops, and demonstrate your talents on the Creatice Access stage.

Introducing FORMA

Artists, designers and admissions directors from the world's top art schools will be at FORMA:

  • to review portfolios and discuss course choices;
  • to help students access outreach programmes, summer schools and creative mentoring programmes;
  • in the Portfolio Tune-Up and Decision Zone senior art school lecturers will be running workshops to help students hone their applications.