Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts (CSVPA) is a dedicated arts and performance school in the centre of Cambridge, UK. It offers diploma, foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses across art & design, fashion, music and performing arts. For admissions and enrolment, please contact the school directly.
“Our approach to teaching extends beyond the classroom and studio. It prepares students for when they leave us.”
Our teaching extends beyond the classroom
overall student satisfaction rating published in the National Student Survey
of BA Graphics & Illustration graduated with a 1st class degree in 2019
of Musical Theatre Foundation programme students achieved a distinction in 2019
Personalised tuition in small classes
With an average class size of 15, students receive personalised tuition as well as one-on-one support.
An experienced faculty of practicing designers, commercial artists, experienced theatre professionals and musicians means that courses are shaped so that they are relevant to current industry needs.
Top university and conservatory destinations
Students have progressed to a variety of art institutions such as Parsons in New York, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, Kingston University and Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Preparation for a career in the arts
Students have achieved careers at global brands such as Vivienne Westwood, Esquire Magazine, Christian Dior, Adidas, Nike, Louis Vuitton, Armani, Vans and Saatchi & Saatchi.
“The course helped me find my strengths and provided a clear direction for me to grow creatively. The atmosphere and friendly tutors gave me more confidence, which gave me courage to put forward my own ideas and allowed me to grow my creative interests.”
Fay from China, CSVPA China
Art & Design Foundation
Living in Cambridge
At CSVPA we provide student accommodation for all years of study allowing you to focus on the important things, discovering Cambridge, making friends and getting the most out of your studies. Our under 18s accommodation focuses on maintaining a safe, secure and carefully managed environment with a strong focus on pastoral care. In contrast, our over 18s accommodation is more in line with university-style conditions.
Single en-suite rooms
WIFI across campus
Full or self-catering options