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Detail of installation by Daniel Bandfield - BA Fine Art.

About Chelsea

We believe in the transformative power of creative thinking.

Being a student at Chelsea College of Arts provides you with the opportunity to realise your potential as an artist, designer or creative practitioner. You will be part of an international student community and wider global network that is full of energy and inventiveness.

Our courses

Chelsea offers courses in curating, fine art, graphic design communication, textile, product, interior and spatial design. The college has just over 1,400 students. Chelsea's small size and supportive atmosphere make studying here feel more like being part of a community. You will learn the practical, theoretical and professional elements of your subject from our expert staff.

Explore our undergraduate, graduate diploma, postgraduate and short courses.

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

Our facilities and location

Chelsea has well-equipped workshops, an extensive library, a canteen and an onsite gallery, Chelsea Space. The college's Grade ll listed site, located in central London, overlooks Tate Britain and the River Thames.

Who went to Chelsea?

Follow in the footsteps of some of our most notable alumni who include Frank BowlingHelen Chadwick, Keith Coventry, Anish Kapoor, Steve McQueen, Haroon Mirza, Mariko Mori, Mike Nelson, Chris Ofili, James Richards, Mark Wallinger, Rebecca Warren and Saskia Olde Wolbers.