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Cardiff Open

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Hello and welcome to Cardiff Open. We’re now settled into our new home at the Llandaff Campus and are delighted with the feedback we’ve had from our students so we’re excited to launch our new programme for Spring 2015.

Cardiff Metropolitan University Choral Group

We’re seeking expressions of interest from all of you with a passion for singing.

We’re planning to launch a choral group, as part of the Cardiff Open programme, that will be open to the public and to the University’s staff and students. The group’s initial programme will be a mixed repertoire, aimed at those who enjoy their singing.

The first performances will be at the University’s Llandaff and Cyncoed Campuses. The ability to sight read music would be helpful but it isn’t essential.

Please let me know if you’d like further information on the choral group – we’re very much looking forward to the first rehearsals in Spring 2015.
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We’re running our core programme again that includes Painting, Drawing, Life Drawing, Photography and Pottery classes but we’re now offering a wider range of short courses too.

We’re delighted that Fab Lab Manager Martijn Gommeren is now running introductory workshops on 3D Printing, laser cutting, vinyl cutting and CNC milling. These provide a great way of finding out more about new technology and getting an insight into what you might be able to do with it whether as someone experimenting with product design or to incorporatre into your art practice. Martijn will also be running several Saturday courses on the InDesign software package.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced artist or designer, are preparing a portfolio to apply for a degree or Foundation programme or if you’ve never picked up a pencil before, we’ve got something to offer you so the courses and workshops are a great way of trying out new skills or for further developing your practice.

To sign up for our mailing list and receive updates on our programme of courses, email your contact details to Anna Staples

Fab Lab Cardiff is open

Would you like to learn about laser cutting, 3D printing, graphic design, making electronic music or how to use arduinos or even what arduinos are? FabLab Cardiff (fabrication lab) is now up and running and will be offering workshops in new technologies to show how accessible they are. For more information visit

Booking your place

Places are limited on all of the courses, so book now to avoid disappointment! We need minimum numbers before courses can run so please don’t put off booking until the last minute. Bookings for classes will now close ONE WEEK before the course is due to run. You can enrol and pay by credit card by calling 029 2041 6628 or download an enrolment form (pdf format) and send in a cheque for your course fee along with the completed form. You can also buy a gift certificate as a present for someone else – the perfect gift for a creative friend.

Current Cardiff Met undergraduate and postgraduate students receive a 10% discount on all Cardiff open course fees.

If you’d like to have a look at some of the work produced by Cardiff Open students please visit the Student Gallery page and to find out more about your tutors have a look at their profiles on the Our Tutors page.

Cardiff School of Art & Design is home to 1200 students, united by ambition and a true passion for creative enquiry. We are makers and thinkers in the fields of fine art, design, architecture and a range of craft practices. We have workshops and studios that ensure our students can operate as professionals from the moment they start their studies.

Why choose CSAD? Read three big reasons here.

CSAD Summer Show 2015

The 2015 Summer Show runs from 30th May - 5th June. Click here to visit the Summer Show web page.

150 years of Cardiff Metropolitan University

2015 marks our 150th anniversary and what a year it's going to be! Join us as we celebrate all that we have achieved over the last 150 years and look forward to what is yet to come.

Read more on the Cardiff Met website.

Open Days

Our next Undergraduate Open Day for 2015/16 entry is 3rd June 2015.

The next Masters Open Day on Friday 19th June 2015 at 12pm. Please email to book a place.

Visit the Open Day web page for more information.

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Click here to visit our Prospectus page with links to pdf prospectuses for the range of subjects covered at CSAD, along with links to the websites for each subject.

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How to

Over the phoneCourse fees can be paid over the phone with a card - call 029 20205898. Lines are open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. A place on the course is only reserved when the completed enrolment form and payment are received. More ways to enrol on the 'book now' page.