UK art schools/ design colleges in London, England. Art schools in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Sheffield, Newcastle, Liverpool, Bradford, Bristol, Glasgow & Edinburgh (Scotland), Wales, Belfast (Northern Ireland), Study abroad programs in the UK, Europe..
Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is a leading university in the UK that specialises in arts, performance, design, and media education. Situated between Bournemouth and Poole in Dorset on the South Coast of England, AUB is less than 2 hours from London.
The International Office at AUB provides short / semester study abroad programs to international students studying for careers in the arts, graphic design, interior design, textiles, fashion, makeup, animation, digital media, visual communication, event management, architecture, acting, film production and photography.
Our short study abroad courses are designed for international students who want to spend time learning in the UK but do not necessarily want to spend as much as 2-3 years studying there. These programs can be taken for a term (10 weeks), a semester (20 weeks) or a full academic year (30 weeks). You will have the opportunity to work alongside full-time degree or diploma students.
If you can't find the exact course you want, we can design a course tailored to your individual needs. You can join several groups of students on a range of different courses and also receive one-to-one tuition.
Join existing degree or diploma students on the following courses:
Acting; Animation Production; Arts & Event Management; Architecture; Commercial Photography; Photography; Costume with Performance Design; Digital Media Production; Fashion Design & Technology; Fashion Studies; Film Production; Fine Art; Graphic Design; Visual Communication; Illustration; Interior Architecture and Design; Make-Up for Media & Performance; Textiles; Modelmaking.
The Interactive Design Institute (IDI) is the UK’s leading provider of online qualifications in Art and Design for UK-based and international students abroad. We offer a range of accredited courses at Certificate, Foundation, Diploma and Bachelor Degree level, including Graphic Design, Fashion Design & Illustration, Interior Architecture & Design, Interactive Media Design, Product Design and Photography. Start dates are every February, June and October and you can register at any time.
Our courses lead to certification by the University of Hertfordshire, one of the UK’s best modern universities. The qualification you receive on completion of one of our accredited online courses is the same as that awarded to students attending the University of Hertfordshire. IDI also provides the Level 3 Diploma in Foundation Studies (art, design and media) online. This qualification provides entry to degree-level courses at art colleges and universities throughout the UK.
IDI offers you the opportunity to study, full-time or part-time, for a UK qualification from anywhere in the world. Our online courses can be studied from home with access to quality learning materials and one to one support from qualified UK-based tutors.
IDI offers flexible payment plans, discounts for early payment and an Employers Discount Scheme which also applies if you are self-employed. Tuition Fee Loans are available for students who are resident in England.
London Art Portfolio is located in Central London next to Tower Bridge! We run art and design portfolio preparation courses and training in all areas of fine art and design, for all levels. Successful placements onto University of the Arts London, UCA & many other art institutions.
London Art Portfolio is run by Julia Dennis, a practicing artist with many years of experience in preparing art and design portfolios for degree applications, organising exhibitions and preparing students for interviews.
Julia has great success in placing British and International students onto the right course, at the right level, at any stage in your career. Levels include: Masters Degree, Graduate Degree, Foundation Diploma & Pre-Degree level courses in Art and Design.
We offer a very personal, bespoke service throughout the year: One-One tutorials; 1 week, 4 week, 6 week and 12 week courses and the new 10 week evening portfolio preparation course. These are brilliant options to get you you where you want in art and design at any time of the year for building up your portfolio. Class size is limited to 10 students. We ensure successful placements at all levels onto courses in the UK, USA and elsewhere.
The school has an established, long and successful history and you join a community recognised for its artistic excellence. Its special location in a world heritage centre enhances opportunities for the school to work in partnership with a wide range of national and international art and design agencies, all of which combine to provide an exciting specialist learning environment for students.
Your experiences during your programme of studies in this School will change your life. You will develop your abilities and acquire the necessary skills to contribute to a broad range of vocational and professional needs within art and design. Your course will prepare you for a career in in one of the cultural industries, a key part of the global economy.
Master of Fine Art; MA Design: Ceramics; MA Design: Fashion and Textiles; MA Design: Brand Development; MA Design: Interaction Design; Research
PhD / MPhil
Compulsory module taken with all degrees
5. London College of Fashion
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London College of Fashion (LCF) is a prestigious fashion school that is part of the University of the Arts London and the only college in the UK to specialise in fashion education, research and consultancy. We offer a range of full-time and part-time undergraduate and post-graduate degree courses in all aspects of the fashion business including fashion design, fashion management, fashion marketing, photography, footwear and accessories, beauty therapy, make-up and image styling, fashion journalism among many others.
We also offer short fashion courses (including evening and weekend courses), professional development courses for those currently working in the fashion industry, online courses and study abroad programs for international students including semester abroad and summer school programmes.
London College of Fashion is based over six sites - two based in the West End of London, three in the East End of London, and Lime Grove in West London. With sites in Oxford Street, Hoxton and Shepherds Bush, our students are not short of inspiration; having immediate access to some of the world's best museums, galleries, clubs, theatres, cinemas, shops, libraries, markets and parks.
Jo Hamilton is one of Britain's most sought-after independent interior designers, renowned for her flair in the use of colour and space. Her interior design courses - evening, weekend and day courses in central London - are aimed at everyone. Her courses are based on her belief that interior design can be made accessible to anyone - and that by understanding a few key design principles, even the least-confident and experienced can design interiors that work.
- One Day Interior Design Courses
- Two Day Interior Design Courses
- Private Interior Design Courses
7. The Manchester College
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The Manchester College came into existence on 1st August 2008, following the merger of City College Manchester and Manchester College of Arts and Technology (MANCAT). We are renowned for the range, flexibility and availability of the courses we offer, with more than 600 courses at all levels, from basic skills to higher education.
We offer certificate, diploma and foundation degree courses in various fields of art and design, including interior design, graphic design, animation, interactive media, video production and fashion industry courses. We also provide training in performing arts with focus on drama, music, acting and musical theatre as well as a degree in contemporary theatre practice.
The college's mission is to enhance the knowledge and skills of the whole community. We achieve this by providing high quality education, excellent facilities and outstanding personal support to help all our students to succeed and to build a successful future. Each year we enroll students from over 60 countries.
Foundation Degree Courses including:
- Contemporary Theatre Practice
- Jewellery and Applied Arts
- Photography & Digital Imaging
- Digital Graphic Design
- Video Production
- Fashion and Clothing Technology
Diploma Courses including:
- Interior Design
- Performing Arts (Music, Dance, Acting, Musical Theatre)
- Working in the Fashion Industry
- Interactive Media
8. Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design, London
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The Cass (The Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design) is one of ten departments of London Metropolitan University, and is situated on the East London City fringe, a vibrant area recognised as a centre of excellence for both art and design. This unique environment of commerce, art galleries and design workshops exposes our students to the highest levels of professional practice.
We are proud to welcome a diversity of international students onto our courses. The department offers two courses designed to help international students prepare for study. The International Foundation Programme is a foundation year combining art, media and design studies with English Language to prepare students for degree level study. The International Pre-Masters is a one semester programme to prepare international students for postgraduate study in the department. We also offer a wide variety of options for internationa students who wish to take a study year abroad as part of the JYA or ERASMUS programmes.
We offer a wide range of courses including short courses, a foundation year leading to extended degrees across our portfolio, foundation degrees and degrees, taught masters, research masters and PhD/MPhil.
- Art, Media & Design
- Polymer Technology
- Design, Production & Manufacture
- Fine Art
- Media & Communications
- Music & Technology
- Restoration & Conservation
plus a wide range of postgraduate degree courses...
9. Saks Academies
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Saks is the UK’s leading hair and beauty group, renowned for award-winning excellence and awarded UK’s Best Training Provider. Saks London Academies, which is part of the Saks Group, offers fantastic hairdressing and beauty education in its Covent Garden location, on the eastern fringes of the West End in central London. (Covent Garden London Underground tube station is on the Piccadilly Line between Leicester Square and Holborn).
We are best known for the ground breaking Saks fast-track full time and evening hairdressing, barbering and beauty courses for beginners where delegates may obtain NVQ qualifications in as little as 10 weeks, an industry first. The creative educators and hairdressing elite deliver inspiring courses and frequently travel the world taking Saks Education to international audiences.
Influenced by global trends and techniques, the course programme for the Saks Academies combines the brand new with the classic, the cutting edge with the commercial, management with specialist, superb training to improve and refresh skills, inspire and influence, and build successful salon businesses and careers, whatever your discipline.
- Hair Courses (full / part-time courses available): Men's and women's hairdressing, beginner to advanced cut and colour courses for short / long hair, barbering, dressing hair and more...
- Beauty Courses: Short beauty courses, nails (manicure and pedicure) courses, waxing courses, make-up courses and more...
Please see the Programs Page for a full list of hair and beauty courses.
10. Sotheby's Institute Of Art, London
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For 37 years Sotheby's Institute of Art has been preparing students for careers in the international art world. Our degrees are awarded by the University of Manchester in the UK and combine professional training with academic study. Our location in London is in the heart of Bloomsbury, only minutes away from the British Museum and within walking distance of the National Gallery and Sotheby's auction house, as well as the University of London. Sotheby's auction house provides students with privileged access to pre-sale viewings, talks by experts, and handling sessions. In addition, students visit the many commercial galleries, artists' studios and museums available in London.