Canterbury College - Art & Design
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Art & Design


Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

With its stimulating atmosphere, our Canterbury School of Visual Arts is one of the most exciting places to study in Kent.

Our creative courses allow flexibility for learners to develop their individuality and confidence, providing a comprehensive grounding in art & design disciplines.

Our students are taught by highly qualified tutors, many of whom are practising artists. 

Applicants that are 19+ please scroll down and click on the appropriate programme including higher education, and short and part-time courses.

Click to view the latest Art & Design Handbook - 20/21

  • Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Animator
  • Architect
  • Photographer
  • Three purpose-built art studios
  • Printroom
  • iMac Suite
  • Sculpture and ceramic studios
  • Photographic studio
  • HE art & design studios

BRIT Kids at Canterbury College is one of our newest partnership schools. Hosted at Canterbury College,  BRIT kids offers classes in Theatre, Dance, Singing, Art Club, Digital Design and Film Making.

Students at Canterbury College benefit from 10% off all weekend classes at BRIT Kids.

Find out more here.

Why people love Art & Design

Lucy Edwards

Lucy Edwards

CSVA Photography student, Lucy, has earned a place on The Marlowe Theatre's list of freelance photographers who can be approached for future work.

CSVA Fashion Catwalk

CSVA Fashion Catwalk

Fashion and Textiles students showcased their amazing designs at the CSVA End of Year Catwalk Show.

Bianca Albeanu

Bianca Albeanu

“I enjoy experimenting with different materials, and I love that we have access to different studios such as the print room and the sculpture studio. These facilities are fantastic and really help inspire different ideas.”

Career Prospects

Example: Graphic designers

 Annual pay
£17,160 - £33,800
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 24% over the period to 2027, adding 19,814 jobs. In the same period, 71% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 59,082 job openings.

Role description

Graphic designers use illustrative, sound, visual and multimedia techniques to convey a message for information, entertainment, advertising, promotion or publicity purposes, and create special visual effects and animations for computer games, film, interactive and other media.

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What's next?

If you are 16 to 18-years-old and want to explore your options then apply today.

Step 1 - Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway.

Step 2 - Interview

We will contact you with appropriate options for conducting your interview, either online or in person.

At your interview, we will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. It is also your opportunity to make sure that the pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Courses at Canterbury College

If you know exactly which course and level you need to apply for, or want more information, please select from the options below:

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111