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About Central Saint Martins

Central Saint Martins is the creative and inventive ambitions of our students, staff and partners.

What?

Central Saint Martins is a world-renowned arts and design college. We are part of University of the Arts London.

Where?

Our main campus is located in the award-winning Granary Building at the centre of London's King's Cross. We also have a campus at Archway.

Who?

Our alumni include artists and designers who have challenged and shaped the world around us. These include Turner Prize and Oscar winners, as well as Royal Designers for Industry and Royal Academicians.

The College's nine programme areas: ArtProduct, Ceramic and Industrial DesignCulture and EnterpriseDrama and PerformanceFashionGraphic Communication DesignSpatial PracticesJewellery and TextilesFoundation and Access to HE.

History

Our DNA comes from two art and design schools, St. Martin’s School of Art, established in 1854, and the Central School of Art, founded in 1896. The Central School grew out of the Arts & Crafts movement.

Our first principal was the architect William Richard Lethaby. He removed the barriers between the intellectualism of design and practical skills of production. He likened learning through theory and scholarship alone to learning to swim out of water.

Both St. Martin’s School of Art and the Central School became known in the 20th century for radical visual arts practice. In 1989, the two merged to become what we are today, Central Saint Martins. We welcomed Drama Centre London in 1999 and the Byam Shaw School of Art in 2003.

CSM news

Aditya Babbar, On Going Home, 2018

Creative Unions: Aditya Babbar

With our Creative Unions exhibition now open at Central Saint Martins, we take a closer look at the themes and works which comprise the show. Starting with fixed, transitory and informational territories, […]

Creative Unions: Shared Territories

With our Creative Unions exhibition now open at Central Saint Martins, we take a closer look at the themes and works which comprise the show. The 53 works in the exhibition are […]

Creative Unions: Making Public

With our Creative Unions exhibition now open at Central Saint Martins, we take a closer look at the themes and works which comprise the show. The 53 works in the exhibition are […]

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Creative Unions: Annie Mackinnon

With our Creative Unions exhibition now open at Central Saint Martins, we take a closer look at the themes and works which comprise the show. Bringing together six designers and one design […]

Creative Unions: Material Identities

With our Creative Unions exhibition now open at Central Saint Martins, we take a closer look at the themes and works which comprise the show. The 53 works in the […]