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)

About

History

This school was originally a faculty of the South-Western Polytechnic (later to become Chelsea Polytechnic) which opened in 1895 on Manresa Road and Chelsea Square, founded as the Chelsea Polytechnic in 1882, and has long been renowned for the many distinguished artists on its teaching staff.

Education

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

Research

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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Services

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

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Covid 19 majorly disrupted the normal flow of the course and made it very difficult to make work without regular access to the studios and workshops at the end of first year and majority of third year. The freedom of the fine art degree was really refreshing and allowed me to make any artwork I wanted. The library facilities were incredible. Art materials were expensive...

Are you prepared for the Masters?
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I studied from the University of The Punjab, Old campus from department of the fine--arts. Though I learnt a-lot from my university but still I think there were a-lot of things that were missing. like preparing students for an international market.

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.

London, England, United Kingdom

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