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Chelsea College of Art and Design

Chelsea College of Arts is one of London's most prestigious art and design colleges. We offer courses in curating, fine art, graphic design communication, textile design and interior and spatial design. You will learn the practical, theoretical and professional elements of your subject from our expert staff. It is a place where experimentation, ideas and concepts are encouraged to develop.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)



Chelsea offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in curating, fine art, graphic design communication, textile design, interior and spatial design.

At Chelsea College of Arts, we specialise in Curating, Fine Art, Graphic Design Communication, Interior and Spatial Design and Textile Design.

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Diploma
  • Postgraduate
  • Short Courses
  • Study Abroad
  • Preparation Courses


The Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Graduate School incorporates research across the three colleges. This includes the Ligatus and Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) research centres, and the Textile Environment Design (TED) research group.

  • Camberwell’s particular research strengths lie in book arts, craft, design, illustration, painting and photography
  • Chelsea’s particular research strengths lie in curation, interior and spatial design, moving image, museology, the oral history of art and design, photography, textiles and transnational art
  • Wimbledon’s particular research strengths lie in costume, experimental film, painting, performance, sculpture and theatre

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Student services

  • Chelsea College of Arts has an extensive range of professional workshops and facilities.
  • The workshops and facilities are supervised by our experienced technicians who are skilled art and design practitioners themselves.
  • Our technical staff encourage students to trust their own creative ideas and help them learn new skills that allow students to produce their best work.

ICT services

Chelsea has an audio visual editing studio that offers studio space and equipment loan. The college’s digital print studio has 7 different printers, 2 iMacs and 2 scanners. There is a print finish and display workshop dedicated to 2D works. The library also has Macs, PCs and scanners students can use.

Student Life

Campus life

Our students live in a wide variety of locations across London and choose where they live based on a number of things such as travel time to college, cost of accommodation and how close they are to friends.

Student Reviews

CHELSEA LONDON ART SCHOOL (was it worth it?)
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

This course was a fulfilled and enthusiastic mix of practical and theoretical study. Some contact time with tutors was minimal, although pushed us to re-interpret developments of our practice and cause a conversation with peers.

MA Fine Art. Chelsea College of Art & Design
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The best aspects of this course (in 2007) were the location, the standard of the visiting artists (visiting lecturers and tutors - such as Ellen Cantor, Phillip Lai, Steve Claydon), and the facilities (i.e. the library, woodworking, foundry). The team running the Fine Art department were culturally and intellectually engaged, but the department was very understaffed (one...

Venice and The European Academy
Alexandra Keim rated 5 out of 5 stars

I attended the EA in August 2017 for a period of one week. This one week exceeded my expectations and I found a young dynamic staff willing to go out of their way to help. I did find the schedule very heavy with little time left to explore other venues, and I would have liked to have had more contact with artists living and working in Venice. This would be my only...

London, England, United Kingdom

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