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Arranged over 11 of UAL’s 14 broad subject areas, Chelsea College of Arts has a diverse and inspiring range of short courses, delivered throughout the year. Chose from one of these creative subjects below to read more about our courses.

Courses by subject

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3D design and product design

Explore new technologies or traditional techniques. Consider sustainability, materials and processes in relation to ceramics and 3D design.

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Animation, interactive, film and sound

Here you will find courses to equip you with many essential digital skills. Gain the skills required to build a successful website and understand coding and user experience (UX) design.

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Architecture, spatial and interior design

Whether you are new to interior design or are already practicing, take advantage of a wealth of specialist courses, to hone your skills and progress your interior design career.

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Business & management, and science

For artists and those working in creative industries, the ability to manage, promote and communicate your ideas or business have never been more crucial.

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Communication and graphic design

Progress through our graphic design courses to learn valuable skills in visual communication, idea generation and to gain confidence in your ideas.

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Curation and culture

Choose a specialist short course that will guide you through each stage of planning an exhibition, managing an arts organisation, or preserving art for years to come.

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Fine art

Our extensive range of short courses will teach you the skills and knowledge essential to your chosen medium.

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Explore graphic image making and visual communication, develop characters, explore narratives or transform your hand drawn imagery by experimenting with digital tools.

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Journalism, PR, media and publishing

Whether writing exciting and engaging copy, or art directing a project and communicating effectively with others, a short course could be all it takes to open new and exciting doors.

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Textiles and materials

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to experiment with a range of traditional printmaking techniques, dyes and processes or find out how to create patterns digitally.

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Performance and Design for Theatre and Screen

Situated in the specialist theatre and costume workshops at Wimbledon College of Arts, our theatre, screen and costume courses will help you bring your design ideas to life.

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Courses for Teenagers

These courses offer something unique for creative teens, aged 14 - 18 years old – whether they are working on a portfolio for future study, or just want to try something new.