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About Chelsea

Chelsea College of Arts has a reputation for producing some of today’s leading artists and designers. Our teaching focuses on material-based investigation and creative process.

We offer fine art, design and curating courses.

Our global outlook

At Chelsea College of Arts, we look at art and design in a social, cultural and political context. We are particularly interested in the effects of globalisation. This could either be on creative practice itself or its response to it.

Chelsea College of Arts has 2 university research centres that specialise in these areas. They are Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) and the Centre for Circular Design (CCD). We are also home to Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts). Our Chelsea Space gallery programme is international and interdisciplinary. Exhibitions cover art, design and popular culture.

Creative exploration

As a city London offers a platform for building new professional networks. Our staff will encourage you to test your ideas out both on and off site. We want you to embrace a spirit of investigation and inventiveness. These are characteristics that drive and inform the work of many of our graduates.

Our alumni include Mariko Mori, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Haroon Mirza, Steve McQueen, Rana Begum, Chris Ofili, Margaret Calvert, Mark Wallinger, James Richards and Helen Chadwick.

We want you to realise your potential as an artist, designer or creative practitioner. Chelsea College of Arts aims to provide you with a stimulating space to do that.

James Richards Rosebud exhibition.
James Richards - Rosebud. Digital video, 12 minutes, 2013. Installation view, Artists Space, New York. Courtesy of Rodeo Gallery. Caption