Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts (CSVPA)
The Art & Design Summer School is held at Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts (CSVPA) in the heart of Cambridge. CSVPA is the UK’s leading provider of Art & Design, Drama and Music pathway programmes, helping students make ambitious decisions about their futures. Our approach to creative learning is unique, highly personalised and guaranteed to ensure students meet their full potential.
The School provides a state-of-the-art, purpose built campus for many Art & Design disciplines including Photography, Fashion and Film. Students make use of darkrooms, fashion studios, cutting and dye rooms and Mac suites. A large dining room and outdoor patio form the heart of Bridge House campus.
They also have a dedicated team of activity organisers that will help you make the most out of your spare time in the UK, including excursions to London, visits to museums and art galleries, outings to theatres, cinemas and concerts and a variety of sports.
This programme is ideal for students aged between 15 and 18 who are potentially interested in undertaking further studies in Art and Design, or who would like to further their skills and knowledge of the subject.
The programme includes
Intensive classes with professional artists (30 hours per week)
This course is designed to provide students with a broad working knowledge of a range of specialist disciplines within art and design. It is ideal for students serious about pursuing further studies or a career in art and design. With direction from professional artists, classes are intensive and students are encouraged to produce a high standard of work in a different specialist area each week. International students should have at least an intermediate level of English and can choose to combine their specialist weeks with separate weeks of Intensive English.
You will also use Cambridge as your inspiration to create an image portfolio. You will learn how to use different cameras and settings for best effect.
During the digital photography component you will learn to manipulate and print digital images on a computer before printing electronically.
During the film photography component you will learn all about taking and developing your own photographs from initial concept to printed image, including wet process to develop film in black and white and colour in the darkroom.
If you have your own digital SLR or traditional Film SLR camera, please bring it with you.
This programme will introduce students to a wide range of materials, techniques and artists. Offering a broad introduction to art in three dimensions, each week will be different but, if taken as a six-week programme can provide a head start to future study in 3D Art & Design.
Week 1 : Painting - learn to use a variety of media such as watercolour, acrylic, oils and pastels, using Cambridge as inspiration.
Week 2 : Sculpture - Create an individual piece of sculpture through experimentation with materials and ideas.
Week 3 : Jewellery - Create contemporary jewellery using a range of techniques and materials.
Week 4 : Drawing - Learn to draw from life, still life, objects, models and outside in different media, using shade, perspective and line.
Week 5 : Printmaking - Learn to use different techniques such as monoprinting and etching, using the environment as a starting point.
Week 6 : Interior Design - Learn core skills and techniques such as measurement, drawing, modelmaking and working with light, colour, atmosphere and special effects.
Students stay in residential accommodation (College Houses) about 20-25 minutes' walk from the campus. All College Houses are closely vetted and supervised by trained staff; they vary in size, accommodating from 5 to 40 students. Most rooms are single with private shower / wc.
Students have breakfast, lunch and evening meals in the new cafeteria on campus at Bridge House. Students with special medical or religious dietary requirements must inform us when booking. Packed lunches are provided on full-day excursions.
What is included and what is excluded? The fee includes the tour fee (tuition, materials, social events, and excursions), all meals, accommodation, and local travelling but excluding travel insurance, airport transfer and round-trip airfare.