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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

  • Student working on a ceramic model

    3D design and product design

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

  • students working in the Mac suite

    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.

  • Student creating a concept board

    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.

  • Short course student and tutor in discussion

    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.

  • Experience Industry student working on a laptop

    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.

  • Students in Chelsea Space Gallery

    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.

  • detail of a students oil painting

    Fine art

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

  • Student painting in a sketchbook


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

  • Student working at a laptop

    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.

  • Screen print in progress

    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.

  • Student working on a scale model

    Performance and Design for Theatre and Screen

    Whether you are interested in designing sets, costumes or creating lifelike props our short courses, our specialist short courses will help you bring your design ideas to life.