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Undergraduate Courses

Below you will find the full list of undergraduate courses on offer here at CSAD.
Postgraduate courses can be found on the postgraduate courses page. Evening, weekend and Masterclasses at CSAD are delivered by Cardiff Open.

You can choose to browse by subject, which groups courses at all levels of study by their discipline, or you might prefer to look for a specific undergraduate course in the courses list further down this page.

IN THE BEGINNING: The first year experience
You can read interviews with first year Undergraduate students on the ‘In the Beginning‘ website. On the website they describe their experiences and aspirations, and offer an insight into their practice as emerging artists and designers.

If you’d like to find out more about what our Graduates do on completion of their studies, visit the ‘After Graduation’ web page here.

Click here to find out more about how to apply for an undergraduate course.




Undergraduate courses


CSAD provides a variety of basic materials. These enable students to develop their competence in a range of skills and demonstrate their technical ability.

Materials needed in bulk, or those that are specialised, expensive or unusual are at the student’s expense.

Advice will be given about how ‘bulk’ is defined, which materials are deemed to be ‘expensive’, and examples given of what is viewed to be ‘unusual’.

CSAD students often elect to spend on materials they prefer to work with, including sketchbooks and pens, as well as specialist equipment of their own choosing.

In the main, no charges are made for the use of equipment, with the exception of the Mimaki printer (£5 per ¼ metre), the Makerbot and System 3 3D printer (£2 per hour).

Cardiff Fab Lab

Access to Cardiff FabLab is subject to student membership; it offers reduced fees for student use.

Click here to download a pdf document which lists fees, equipment requirements and other charges for each undergraduate programme.

Field trips that are part of core learning will be paid for by the School. Additional visits are occasionally arranged which are optional and where the students may be asked to share the costs.

The costs of study abroad, including exchanges, placements and projects are the responsibility of the individual student.

Finance, accommodation and student services:
Full details about financing, accommodation, student services and what it’s like being a student in Cardiff can all be found on the Cardiff Metropolitan University’s ‘Study with Us’ web pages.

Undergraduate courses at partner institutions
Cardiff School of Art & Design and Cardiff Metropolitan University also offer the following franchise courses at partner institutions:

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Bridgend College) – external link
Foundation Degree in Applied Art & Design (Bridgend College) – external link
HND Design for Interactive Media (Bridgend College) – external link
Ceramics Foundation Degree (Cardiff & Vale College) – external link
Contemporary Textile Practice Foundation Degree (Cardiff & Vale College) – external link
Graphic Communication Foundation Degree (Cardiff & Vale College) – external link

Cardiff and vale College   Bridgend College

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.

150 years of Cardiff Metropolitan University

2015 marks our 150th anniversary.

Read more about the events to celebrate the occasion on the Cardiff Met website.

Open Days

Dates for Undergraduate Open days for 2016/17 entry will be posted on the Open Day web page.

The next Masters Open Day is 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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Download a prospectus

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

Research & Enterprise Newsletter

CSAD releases a regular pdf newsletter featuring the latest Research & Enterprise news from across the School. Click the links below to view a selection of recently published R&E Newsletters (pdf format):

Spring 2015 | Autumn 2014 | Summer 2014 | Autumn/Winter 2013/14 | Summer 2013 | Spring 2013 | Autumn 2012 | Summer 2012 | Spring 2012 | Autumn 2011 | Summer 2011 | Spring 2011 | Winter 2010 | Autumn 2010

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