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CSVPA - Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts

Address: Bridge House, Bridge St, Cambridge CB5 8AD, United Kingdom
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Description CSVPA - Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts

Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts is part of the prestigious Cambridge Educational Group and since 1985, has been providing high quality studying for young professionals in the profile specialties of the Foundation course. In recent years, the list of educational programs has expanded significantly, and now students can enter undergraduate and pre-master's courses. Graduates of the college successfully enter prestigious conservatories, theatrical and creative universities all over the world, the school of design and the Academy of Art. The secret of the college is not only in the high quality teaching of academic disciplines, but also in the full, comprehensive disclosure of the potential of each student, in supporting any manifestation of talent and abilities. Here, every gifted student can find all the resources to show his vision, personality and create truly unique and valuable works of art.

The College cooperates with many well-known institutions of culture, design and art:

  • The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art;
  •  The London University of the Arts;
  •  Kingston University and others.

The college occupies leading positions in the ranking of the best theatrical schools in Britain - graduates easily enter the most prestigious universities in the UK and the world.

The school has an established and fruitful cooperation program with RADA. Among the famous and successful graduates such celebrities are as:

  • Sophie Okonedo
  • Matthew MacFadein
  • Ralph Fiennes
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Gemma Arterton
  • Sir Michael Caine
  • Shawn Bin
  • Kenneth Brana
  • Clive Owen and others.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in CSVPA - Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
16+
from 8 195 £ / semester
  • Fashion (three years)

This program prepares its students for an exciting career in the fashion industry and is structured so that students can develop their creativity in an industrial and commercial context. The course is focused on modern design, thereby encouraging students to think creatively, while teachers teaches the necessary skills in the work in this area. By the end of the 1st and 2nd academic year, students are guaranteed a place to show  their work at the main fashion show in Cambridge. With the successful completion of the third year, graduates will also have the opportunity to celebrate their final collection in one or more places in London, and possibly even outside the UK.

  • Graphic design and illustration

This course provides a dynamic and exciting approach to the study of graphic design and Illustrations. Promoting the development of beautiful ideas and challenging existing views in this area, students will have everything they need to understand and find themselves in the field of visual communication. By encouraging the use of innovative and experimental methods for various studies, students will be able to practice their skills in this field. Studying includes practical seminars and tutorials with a specialist in the field of industry. Students will also have the opportunity to showcase their work at the Cambridge Art & Design exhibition and the alumni show in London.

All programs are subject to an entrance fee of £ 200 and a refundable fee of £ 2,300 (payable after the course is completed).

Types of accommodation are:

  • Residence;
  • Host family.

 

Annual
16+
from 8 195 £ / semester

Both directions are offered:

Art & Design;

Industrial Industry.

This program is suitable regardless of whether the student graduated from higher education in Arts & Design or any other. Through carefully structured and fully formed each program, we will work with students, guaranteeing our own individuality and creative career path in any direction of interest to them. Students who start the course from September will be able to receive a Diploma in Art & Design upon its successful completion.

All programs are subject to an entrance fee of £ 200 and a refundable fee of £ 2,300 (payable after the course is completed).

Accommodation of students is organized in residence and host family.

04.01.2021 -24.08.2021
15+
from 9 665 £ / term

Accredited by the University of the Arts London, this one-year course is the foundation if there is an interest in further higher education in the field of Arts & Design. It will give students the opportunity to explore a wide range of directions in art and design, before students are identified in a specific area of ​​their specialization. Our college provides a unique and highly personalized method of learning, creating an environment in which to educate, to learn and create. Range of interests:

  • Fashion Design
  • Promotion of fashion
  • Art
  • Graphics & Illustration
  • Theatrical Art
  • Music
  • Acting skills
  • Applied craft
  • Moving image
  • The photo
  • Spatial Design
  • 3D Design

Students will be actively supplied with all necessary materials and equipment, they will always be able to contact their mentors who will help and guide their students in practical part.

All programs are subject to an entrance fee of £ 200 and a refundable fee of £ 2,300 (payable after the course is completed).

Accommodation of students is organized in residence and host family.

20.04.2020 -19.06.2020
16+
from 3 350 £ / term

When choosing this program, students can stop their attention on the most suitable direction:

Fashion direction:

  • Course duration 2 term
  • Experienced teachers
  • Technical skills development
  • Drawing
  • Conducting presentations
  • The photo
  • Knowledge of English - IELTS
  • Helping students in choosing the right program and university
  • Assistance on admission - filling out the questionnaires
  • Guaranteeing a place on the Bachelor - BA (Hons) Fashion Design program in our university.

Graphic design

  • Course duration 2 term
  • The study of applied art
  • Basic skills in the field of animation, photography, web design, game design
  • Technical skills development
  • Drawing
  • Conducting presentations
  • The photo
  • Knowledge of English - IELTS
  • Helping students in choosing the right program and university
  • Assistance on admission - filling out the questionnaires
  • Guaranteeing a place on the program BA (Hons) Graphics & Illustration in our university.

Industrial design

  • Course duration 2 term
  • Helping in creating the right portfolio
  • Practical skills
  • Technical skills development
  • Drawing
  • Conducting presentations
  • The photo
  • Knowledge of English - IELTS
  • Helping students in choosing the right program and university
  • Assistance on admission - filling out the questionnaires.

Spatial design

  • Course duration 2 term
  • Organization of internal space
  • Landscaping
  • Technical skills development
  • Drawing
  • Conducting presentations
  • The photo
  • Knowledge of English - IELTS
  • Helping students in choosing the right program and university
  • Assistance on admission - filling out the questionnaires.

Dates:

  • Michaelmas term
  • Summer term.

All programs are subject to an entrance fee of £ 200 and a refundable fee of £ 2,300 (payable after the course is completed).

Accommodation is organized in residence and host family.

A two-year program, accredited by the University of the Arts London, is designed to prepare students for a degree in art and design. It is ideal for students who:

  • Have not finished secondary education;
  • Require academic qualification for further admission to the Foundation;
  • Want to improve their English skills.

FIRST YEAR

Fundamental artistic skills and the development of creative approaches and ideas are provided. Students will be able to develop their drawing skills in the course of compulsory subjects:

  • Visual research
  • Drawing from nature
  • Art History
  • English.

From September to March, students will be presented with 2D and 3D design:

  • Art
  • Graphic arts
  • Textile & Surface Design
  • The photo
  • Moving image.

In March, students will choose one of the subjects to focus on their final major annual project (Final Major Project).

SECOND YEAR

Students will continue to study compulsory subjects, but will also choose three subjects during the period of their applications to universities. By the second trimester the pupils will continue their education in the chosen areas and will begin to prepare a portfolio for interviews. In addition to their final projects, students should provide a special "journal", which will be a reflection and an assessment of their final work.

All programs are subject to an entrance fee of £ 200 and a refundable fee of £ 2,300 (payable after the course is completed).

Accommodation is organized in the residence and host family.

28.06.2020 -16.08.2020
14-18
from 1 450 £ / week

The school offers many summer programs in the field of Arts & Design and the Film Industry. These programs are suitable for students wishing to continue their studies with us, as well as for those who simply want to spend their holidays with benefit in the UK and concentrate on creative activity. The price includes studying, accommodation and meals.

Proposed programs for the summer are the following:

  • Fine Arts and Design - a weekly course. Directions are offered: photography, drawing, jewelry art, graphic design & illustration, interior design.
  • Fashion (new course) - duration 2 weeks.
  • Film production (new course) - duration 2 weeks.
  • Dramaturgy - duration 2 weeks.
  • Portfolio preparation - duration 3 weeks.
  • Jewel crafting.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation is offered for the entire period of study and two types of accommodation are possible:

  • Residence

The school offers a large selection of residences: depending on the age and type of rooms (most of which are single). All residences are within walking distance or a couple of bus stops from the college and city center. The process of placement of students is according to the age criterion - students of the same age are living next to each other, while adult students are distributed in the residences according to their age range, where they offer self-catering accommodation if desired.

  • Family

This accommodation option is available only to adults. Students will have a great opportunity to live in a real friendly Cambridge family, to experience English culture. In brief about the placement:

  • Fully furnished
  • Advantage - immersion in British culture and traditions
  • Safe and secure placement
  • Regular inspection and monitor of host families
  • Comfortable conditions
  • Friendly host families
  • Single rooms
  • Breakfast and dinner in the family (lunch at the college)
  • Access to the telephone and the Internet (upon request).

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: 3d-design, Acting skills, Applied craft, art, ART & DESIGN PRE-MASTER'S, BA (Hons) Fashion, BA (HONS) GRAPHICS AND ILLUSTRATION, design, DRAMA FOUNDATION ACTING, DRAMA FOUNDATION MUSICAL THEATER (DANCE), EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN PERFORMING ARTS, Fashion design, Filmmaking, GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ART & DESIGN, graphic arts, Graphics and illustration, Interior Design, Jewelry business, MA ART & DESIGN, music, MUSIC FOUNDATION, Preparation of portfolios, the photo, Theatrical art, UAL LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN ART & DESIGN, UAL LEVEL 4 FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN ART & DESIGN, UAL LEVEL 4 FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN ART & DESIGN - 3D DESIGN, UAL LEVEL 4 FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN ART & DESIGN - FASHION, UAL LEVEL 4 FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN ART & DESIGN - GRAPHICS & ILLUSTRATION

Events CSVPA - Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts

A variety of group events (of different themes and formats) are organized weekly for students, as well as field trips to cities and regions of the UK. This is not only a great chance to find new friends and improve spoken English, but also a way to get new impressions, audience experience and knowledge that can be useful in teaching can be embodied in future works.

The end of the school year is marked by the final stage production, where students can show their talents and abilities, show all the acquired knowledge and skills. Teachers of the school are successful acting actors (mostly theatrical), who annually conduct large-scale castings in Cambridge and Oxford and select the most talented and promising students, give an opportunity to get a high-quality and sought-after education.

Equipment CSVPA - Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts

The campus of the institution includes 3 floors of equipped auditoriums and studios, including:

  • 14 special classes
  • 2 music studios
  • Theater Hall
  • Fashion and Textile Studio
  • Sewing workshop with modern technology and machines
  • 3D and graphics studio
  • Room for practicing ceramics
  • Special class for developing photos in a "wet" way, special room for drying
  • Wood and metal working shops, profile workshops.

Term dates and fees

£ 300

Dues In the week
The residence (including meals) - for minors £ 670 
Residence (without food) - 18+ £ 400
Residence (self-service) - 18+

£ 190

Transfer to the airport

One way

Heathrow

£ 190

Gatwick

£ 220

Stansted

£ 110

Another

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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CSVPA - Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts reviews

Nina B., mother of student Karina

The daughter is delighted! We tried the summer program here, and now we will think about a full education here. 

My daughter is fond of design, so we choose the appropriate education. The school is excellently equipped, everything is prepared for students. She really liked the teachers: the lessons are not boring, almost everything is used in practice, there are many examples form personal work experience. Extra-curricular activities were useful and interesting, a lot of design, so that the saturation of the course is very high. 

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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