Art and Design, Postgraduate Diploma | Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts | Cambridge, United Kingdom
12 months
18990 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Art and Design programme at Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts is tailored to help you develop the skills required at Master’s level and bridge the gap between your ability / experience and the ambition to study at Postgraduate level. 


Key facts

The Graduate Diploma in Art and Design at Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts will help you to develop your spoken English in order to achieve the required level for direct entry onto a Master’s. It will also give you the experience you need and understanding of UK learning and teaching styles, to help you develop your portfolio further and build on existing skills as well as developing potential lines of research.

Learning outcomes

There are three distinct pathways within our Graduate Diploma programme which are tailored to suit your artistic discipline. Students can choose between Art and Design (Fine Art, Product Design, Spatial Design), Fashion (Fashion Design, Fashion Branding and Creative Communication), and Visual Communication (Graphic Design and Visual Communication, Illustration & Animation).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research & Study Skills
  • Graphics & Illustration
  • Animation
  • Reflective Practice
  • Critical & Contextual Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Students should normally hold:

  • a good Level 6 qualification (BA (Hons) degree or equivalent qualification);
  • or a Level 5 international qualification (for example, 3 Years Diploma from a University in China)

in an art or design or a closely related subject including Graphic Design, Illustration, Visual Communication, Fashion Design, Fashion Communication, Photography, Interior / Spatial Design, Architecture, Product Design, Fine Art.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18990 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18990 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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