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How long you will study
1 - 2 Semeste
Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year
How you will study
International course fees
GBP 9450 per semester
If you are an international student who is looking to come to the UK to study a Master's, in the same or different discipline, this course will prepare you for this transition.
Choose a Pre-Master if you
.....are switching discipline between BA and MA
.....have studied your BA outside the UK
.....need to improve your English Language level
.....need to adapt to UK teaching styles
.....need to develop your portfolio
.....need help developing potential lines for research
Offering both Art & Design and a Creatives Industry pathway, this programme is suitable, regardless as to whether you have completed an Art & Design Degree or a non-Art & Design Degree. Through a carefully structured and completely tailored programme, we will work with you to ensure that your individuality and the creative career pathway you wish to take is catered for, whichever direction it may be.
Students who start the course in September will awarded a Graduate Diploma in Art & Design, Awarded by Kingston University London, upon successful completion.
Scott Walker, BA (Hons) Graphics & Illustration
"I definitely learnt a huge amount at CSVPA and I'm eternally grateful to the staff there for everything they did for me. They introduced me to so much of the world I work in professionally today - not just in the technical sense through learning software and skills, but philosophically too. John Blackman, Mandy Doyle, Kevin Hart and even Jane Herzog from the Fashion department, all taught me to approach design with a freedom I hadn't had before.
I think they recognised I had a strong work ethic but they also knew I needed that energy pointed in the right direction and without that focus, I wou'dn't have applied to Parson New York to study, let alone dream of working and living in New York.
My time at CSVPA was priceless. John and Mandy introduced me to a whole world of possibilities. They showed the faith in me that I felt my art teaching at my high school hadn't. The best compliment I can pay to the school and staff there is that they had the kind of impression on me as a student that I can only hope I one day leave on a young artist or designer.
The intimacy of the environment is what I benefited from the most. There was nothing superfluous about the experience there - you turned up and got on with it. there were plenty of extra-curricular programmes available if you wanted them, and I think a lot of the international students enjoyed that a lot. For me, it was just about being able to focus. Every day I knew I could walk through the doors and learn a ton of stuff in what felt like my own personal college. Not many places resonate like that.
If you are thinking about coming to CSVPA then my advice to you is to work hard and you'll be rewarded. It may not seem like it at times but the skills you're learning are invaluable. If you want to get paid for drawing cartoons and doodling on computers, its places like CSVPA that equip you for that environment." Find out more
Jessica Prytherch, Art & Design Foundation Diploma
"Looking back did you value the time you spent at CSVPA?
Yes, it was an amazing year! The foundation course gives you a chance to try all the creative routes and was a wonderful year to really push your creative boundaries and have the freedom to try and experiment before focusing yourself on your degree course. The teachers at CSVPA are all so inspiring and really challenge your creativity with new ideas. The teachers are all working artists, which means they are always in the loop with what's happening now in the creative world. Being a part of the End of Year CSVPA Fashion Show was an amazing experience and gives you a chance to showcase your final collection on a real catwalk which most foundation courses don't have. It was an incredible night that I will never forget." Find out more
Sanpathit Tavijaroen , Art & Design Foundation
"When did you join CSVPA and what programme did you study?
I was studying for my A levels in Art & Design, Product Design and Media Studies back in 1994. The Head of the College, Chris Maughan invited me to take Art Foundation course in Graphic Design in my second year as well. So I ended up taking both 3 A levels and an Art Foundation in 1995, it was a tough challenge but I was glad to take that challenge.
After leaving CSVPA which university did you progress onto?
I had so many good offers to choose from, including an offer from Bournemouth University to study BA Creative Advertising. It was the career that I always dreamt of, plus they only offered 30 places from 30,000 applicants, so it was something very special for me. I also had a straight offer right after the interview day at Kent University in BA Graphic Design, but I decided to go to BA Graphic Design at Kingston University instead. It was a crazy offer as well, there were over 50,000 applicants but I was amongst the 32 students that got into the course. I had not heard about Kingston University until Chris suggested I took a look and I was really impressed with their course structure as well, so I went to Kingston after CSVPA." Find out more
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