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Cardiff Open

Hello and welcome to Cardiff Open. We’re especially excited to launch this term’s programme as it will be the first to run at our new home at the University’s Llandaff Campus and thanks to the move we’ve been able to extend what we offer.

We’re running our core programme again a range of Painting, Drawing, Life Drawing, Photography and Pottery classes but we’re now offering a wider range of short courses too in the evenings and at weekends. For example, Sarah Edmonds’ Introduction to Illustration, Lino Printmaking and Creative Collage proved so popular that we’re really pleased she’ll be running them again and new ones including Map Making have been added too.

We’re pleased to welcome Camilla Nelson to the Cardiff Open team to run a five session Easy Ways Into Poetry – a poetry writing for beginners workshop and Ben Ewart-Dean will be running a five session Introduction to Film History course. Fab Lab Manager Martijn Gommeren will be offering a short InDesign course 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.

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? The Fab Lab (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.

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 Booking page.