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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

War Horse Project

War Horse Project

You can collaborate on real-life projects with industry experts and create long-lasting pieces that are enjoyed by the whole community.

Eurotunnel Design Competition

Eurotunnel Design Competition

CSVA pride themselves on working with people and companies in the creative arts industries and allowing their students to get a feel for the world of work.

Aemelia Rose Turton

Aemelia Rose Turton

“Working with Gallery 64A was really interesting and gave me an exciting insight into the commercial art industry and it was useful to get to work so closely with the professionals.”

Career Prospects

Example: Photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators

 Annual pay
£9,880 - £34,840
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 20,060 jobs. In the same period, 71% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 59,812 job openings.

Role description

Workers in this unit group operate and assist with still, cine and television cameras and operate other equipment to record, manipulate and project sound and vision for entertainment, cultural, commercial and industrial purposes.

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What's next?

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