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Cardiff Open Art School

Hello and welcome to COAS: Cardiff Open Art School. We’re very excited about our latest programme of Summer Term evening classes that includes Painting, Life Drawing, Photography and Printmaking. We’ve also got some wonderful Saturday and Sunday workshops including Introduction to Illustration, Lino Printmaking and Creative Collage coming up too. It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced artist, are preparing a portfolio to apply for an art, design, architecture or creative industries course 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 a new skills or for further developing your expertise.

Big news

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? We’ll soon be launching a whole new range of courses and workshops so we’ll keep you posted about this and our new range of design orientated courses as well as about our big move to Llandaff in September 2014.

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. 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 COAS course fees.

If you’d like to have a look at some of the work produced by COAS 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.

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For regular updates, news about CSAD shows and interesting art and design events happening around town follow us on twitter @CardiffCOAS or join our Facebook page Cardiff Open Art School at Cardiff Metropolitan University. If you’d like to join our emailing list just contact .


A range of credit-bearing multimedia courses are also available with our partners Ffotogallery, based at Chapter Arts Centre. These include Introduction to Photography, Digital Video and Creative Web Design. Visit for further details.

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.

Open Days

Undergraduate Open Days for 2015 entry:
27th September 2014
15th November 2014

Visit the Open Day web page for more information.

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Download a prospectus

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 phoneCall us on 029 20416628. Lines are open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. You can also pay using the enrolment form. More details on the COAS Booking page.