Camberwell College of Arts in Camberwell, south London is one of the most prominent colleges of arts and design across the world. It is there since its foundation in 1898, continuously training students from all over the world in numerous streams of arts and design.
Formerly known as Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts it was rechristened as Camberwell College of Arts in 1989. The institute became one of the six constituent colleges of The London Institute in 1986, the same that we today call ‘University of Arts, London’.
The college has its infrastructure at two sites; one at Pekham Road and other one at Wilson Road. From these two establishments students are offered courses at three different levels namely – further education, undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Students can opt from various courses offered in specific subjects like 3D Design, Art & Design, Book Arts, Drawing, Digital Arts, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and many others. For its post graduate and research programs the college associates with two other art colleges of Univesity of The Arts, London; Chelsea and Wimbledon.
These three come together to form The Graduate School. As per the plans there will not be any structural barrier between the post graduate courses taught at these three as well as the research specific courses. In this new arrangement students will enroll at one of these colleges but will have unhindered access to the resources, facilities and faculty across all the three institutions.
Facilities at the institute are the best in the world. Students have access to different centers like the IT center, photography center, printmaking center and the 3D resource center. The printmaking center is the biggest in the UK, complete with all the traditional methods of printmaking.
Moreover, students over here in Camberwell College of Arts are fortunate enough to be taught by the masters of their respective crafts. Artists of high repute like Richard Slee, Hew Locke, Brian Griffiths, Matt Franks teach here. This is reason enough to understand that the alumnae of this institute are counted as the best of artists across the world. They are a part of the alumni association of the University of Arts, London which is undoubtedly the largest creative network in the world.