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Arts Summer School in London

Arts Summer School in London

Spark your creativity in London, an inspiring city that has been home to artists, musicians and writers for generations.

Enjoy the freedom to be creative while honing your technical skills

In London, you can follow in the footsteps of artists from Shakespeare to Amy Winehouse, Chaucer to Turner, while your own artistic abilities develop with the support of our expert teaching staff.

Studying Arts with Oxford Royale Academy gives you the space to explore your creative ideas in whichever subject you choose. Our students are encouraged to come up with novel ideas for themselves, and to give and receive both praise and constructive criticism to improve their work. The result is a truly creative and inspiring environment.

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Alongside supporting students’ creativity, it’s important to enable them to succeed. That’s why we make sure that if you study on our Arts programmes, you’ll also learn the fundamental skills needed to transform your creative ideas into reality. Through interactive classroom activities, field trips, workshops, discussions with fellow students and guidance from your teacher, you’ll be able to make the most of your artistic abilities, both during your time with us and into the future. 

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Explore the arts with our expert teaching staff

Our teaching faculty are passionate about the arts, and they want to share that passion with their students. If you study Arts with us, you can expect to be taught by someone who is as fired up about your artistic interests as you are, and who would love to help you grow and develop as an artist.

Our teachers come from diverse backgrounds – some are academics, while others have made their careers in the Arts – but what unites them is an enthusiasm that they bring to every day of their teaching. This keeps our classrooms a lively and exciting place to be, where everyone is there because of their shared love of their subject.

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Be inspired by London activities and excursions

Our programmes incorporate plenty of opportunities to see the sights of London, whether that’s to tour the fashion galleries of the V&A, admire the city’s architecture from ancient to modern, or see what’s on stage at the West End.

Activities and excursions supplement your educational experience, and they’re simply good fun, letting you learn more about the arts, history and culture of Britain’s capital city. You’ll benefit from field trips that relate directly to what you’re learning in class, as well as extracurriculars and coach excursions that enhance your time with us and give you memories to treasure.

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Discover Imperial College London

Established by royal charter in 1907, prestigious Imperial College London ranks in the world’s top 10 universities. Focusing specifically on science, engineering, medicine and business, the university cultivates excellence through its world-class teaching and research.

Imperial College London’s enviable location in South Kensington gives you the best of everything London has to offer. The Natural History and Victoria and Albert museums, the English National Ballet, and the Royal Albert Hall are right on your doorstep, as well as the green open spaces of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

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Find out more about the life of an undergraduate in London

Are you thinking of studying in London in the future – whether at a dedicated college of the Arts such as Central St Martins, or at a university that offers Arts among other options?

If so, our Arts programmes in London can help you get to know what it’s like being a student in the city. You’ll live and learn like a London undergraduate, and will therefore get to see whether the bustling city lifestyle is too much, or just right for you. This is the perfect way to get a taste of London student life before taking the step of submitting your university applications.

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Get support with your university applications 

If you already know where you want to study as an undergraduate, especially if you want to study at a university in the UK, you can get support with your university applications with Oxford Royale Academy.

We can help you work out which university is right for you, talk you through the application process, and help you with specifics, such as providing advice on the format of a UCAS personal statement, or practice ahead of a university interview. We know how tough making university decisions can be, so whether you need advice from our teaching faculty, or a listening ear from one of our counsellors – many of whom are recent graduates who have gone through the same process as you – we’re here to help. 

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Learn more about creative careers

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about creative careers. It’s true that many careers in the Arts are competitive, poorly paid or both, but that’s not the case in every creative career, and there are routes that you can take to minimise the risks of pursuing these career paths.

As our teaching staff are often professionals in the creative arts themselves, they can help to correct the myths and advise you on how to achieve the creative career you aspire to.

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