Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts

Since 1985 Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts has been a specialist foundation school, providing pathways in Art & Design, Drama and Music. Over time we have grown our portfolio to include degree and pre-master’s programmes for UK and international students. In the last 25 years we have given students the opportunities to develop their skills, build their confidence and progress onto some of the most prestigious Art & Design schools, music conservatoires and world-renowned drama schools.

Our programmes include links with the University of the Arts London Awarding Body, Kingston University and Britain’s most famous theatre school – the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

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Our approach to creative learning is unique, highly personalised and guaranteed to ensure you meet your potential.  We treat every student as an individual, not just as ‘this year’s intake’.  Our class sizes are much smaller than most universities, with 5 days a week teaching and personal contact with your lecturer every day. We always encourage our students to come in at any time to work, discuss or simply enjoy the relaxed, creative and multi-cultural environment of the college.

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CSVPA offers a range of programmes in Art & Design, Drama and Music. Art & Design can be studied at four levels: Pre-Foundation, Foundation, Undergraduate Degree and Pre-Master’s. Music and Drama are both Foundation level.

We have partnerships with some of the UK’s most prestigious institutions: University of the Arts London, Kingston University and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

Open seven days a week, twelve hours a day, providing a state-of-the-art learning environment and individual work space for every student. Built over three floors the Campus includes:

  • 14 studios
  • Two music rooms
  • Drama studio
  • Textiles studio
  • Sewing machine room
  • 3D studio ( architecture and interior design/ product design)
  • Graphics and illustration studios
  • Craft studio
  • Wet room & dye room
  • Woodwork and metalwork shops.
  • Fine art studios
  • Fashion studios
  • Photographic studios x 3 (including moving image)
  • Sound recording
  • Life drawing studio
  • Casting studio
  • Makeup studioCheck our our End of year show photos

CSVPA is located in Cambridge, one of the world’s greatest cities which has recently celebrated over 800 years of history. This world famous University City boasts magnificent architecture with plenty of parks and unspoilt countryside close by. It is a safe and welcoming city with a large student community representing many nationalities.

Cambridge is just 45 minutes by train from Central London and 20 minutes from London Stansted international airport

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