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.

“Our approach to teaching extends beyond the classroom and studio. It prepares students for when they leave us.”

Karin Askham

Rector, CSVPA

Our teaching extends beyond the classroom

CSVPA supports students to become the artists they want to be. Our experienced creative arts professionals nurture creativity in an inspiring and diverse environment, so that students develop their talents, skills and confidence.


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

School Values

Education, excellence and innovation in the heart of Cambridge

Personalised tuition in small classes

With an average class size of 15, students receive personalised tuition as well as one-on-one support.

Industry-relevant tuition

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.

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.

Our Campus


14 Round Church Street,




+44 (0) 1223 341328