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Cardiff Open


Cardiff School of Art & Design, now united on the Llandaff Campus, is pleased to relaunch Cardiff Open Art School as Cardiff Open, with a bigger and better programme.

All courses are open to everyone, with reduced fees for Cardiff Met students and members of Fab lab Cardiff. Some of the courses are for beginners, some for people with a little experience, whilst some are open to everyone. We offer evening and Saturday sessions and much else besides in our new facilities on the Llandaff campus.

This is an outline of our programme for the Autumn Term 2014 and early Spring Term 2015, with the prospect of additional courses being added as the academic year goes on. Book early to avoid disappointment.

We are offering courses in:
Photography, booking-binding, collage, map-making, paper –cutting, lino printing, furniture making, screen printing, oil and acrylic, life drawing, pottery, 3D printing, CNC milling, vinyl cutting, illustration, poetry, film history, bronze casting, drawing.

We are planning opportunities in:
Singing, music-making, creative writing, art appreciation, graphics and story telling, and much else. Let us know if you would be interested in any of these, or anything else for that matter. We are keen to build opportunities around people’s interests. We are also working with the Cardiff Met Student Union to build richer cultural opportunities for the University’s students

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

Visit the ‘Courses‘ page to see what Cardiff Open is offering at the moment… more to be added, so viit the website regularly.

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

Upcoming Undergraduate Open Days for 2015 entry:
15th November 2014
7th March 2015

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.