• Application Deadline
  • 21 days


If you join this Portfolio Preparation programme at Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts you will be guaranteed entry onto our 2-year Extended Diploma in Art & Design or our 1-year Art Foundation, both accredited by the University of the Arts London Awarding Body.

What will I study?

  • Learn From Art and Design Professionals

Our lecturers are all working artists and bring valuable industry experience to the programme.

  • Develop Your Skills

Our specialist lecturers and tutors will teach you new methods and practices to improve your work and develop your skills base.

  • Build Your Portfolio

Learn how to construct your own digital portfolio, what to include and what to leave out and how to show your work at its best.

  • Broaden Your Art & Design Understanding

Workshops will give you practical experience of a wide range of new techniques, skills and disciplines.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Subjects covered:

  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic & Illustration
  • 3D Design
  • Theatre Arts
  • Drawing & Fina Art

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Minimum English standard: Equivalent to IELTS 4.5+/ intermediate
  • A small portfolio is preferable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3800 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3800 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
  • EU/EEA

    3800 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3800 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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