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Arts Summer School

Arts Summer School

Flourish in a world of creativity and let your imagination run wild with Oxford Royale Academy’s highly-acclaimed Arts Summer School programme.

Learn to find beauty in the world around you

The courses encourage self-expression and developing the ability to creatively interpret the world around you. Take inspiration from beautiful surroundings in Oxford, Cambridge, London, Ascot or Uppingham in England, St Andrews in Scotland, and Yale in the US, as well as from the revered artists, composers, architects and writers who once inhabited and left their mark upon these amazing locations.

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Inspiring settings

Find artistic inspiration everywhere in your chosen location; from exploration of its world-famous sights, to the unexpected quirky gems to be found in its forgotten nooks and crannies.

Whichever location you choose, you’ll be in good company. Feel the echoes of the past and visit the favourite haunts of world-famous names, such as writers CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, or architect Christopher Wren.

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An authentic experience of a first-class university

Experience the enviable lifestyle of a student at one of the world’s best universities: study, dine and spend your leisure time in colleges steeped in history and bursting with creative inspiration, and become a part of it.

Imagine your favourite artists, writers, architects and poets wandering these very same buildings, and experience the things that inspired them. Feel the curiosity and intellectualism in the air wherever you go.

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Passionate teachers

Achieve your potential with the guidance of highly-experienced teachers who deliver classes that are engaging and stimulate creative exploration – so that no two days are the same.

Enjoy a diverse schedule of learning through practical demonstrations and workshops, group trips to notable sights, and intellectual discussion with peers. Try out your new-found skills, guided by your passionate teachers.

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Explore career options in the Arts

Career paths in the artistic sphere are often less obvious than those of more traditional subjects.

As part of an ORA Arts programme, you’ll be given an invaluable understanding of the various career possibilities available to you in a competitive industry, as well as support in the creation of a professional portfolio or application to a top-tier university.

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Sharing of ideas and culture

The sharing of ideas is particularly important for growth in Arts subjects. We actively encourage our international mix of students to discuss, debate and critique work with their peers; learning from each other’s cultures and experiences specific to their respective countries.

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Where are our Arts courses?

Our Arts Summer Schools take place in the gorgeous surrounds of the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, the University of St Andrews, Yale University, Uppingham School and St Mary’s School, Ascot.

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