University of the Arts Chelsea

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Chelsea College of Arts is a constituent college of the University of the Arts London based in London, UK, and is a leading British art and design institution with an international reputation. It offers further and higher education courses in fine art, graphic design, interior design, spatial design and textile design up to PhD level.

University of the Arts Chelsea


The college comprises three notable on-site exhibition spaces:

  1. Chelsea Space is an international and interdisciplinary platform for professional practitioners to exhibit experimental curatorial projects. The gallery also releases regular publications from participating authors, artists and designers.
  2. The Parade Ground, situated within the college, has been transformed into London’s largest open-air gallery hosting events from film screenings to large scale installations in spring 2008. The exhibition ground had previously been used for students and professionals as an open area platform, notably artist Chris Burden’s ‘A Flying Steamroller’ in 2006. Recent exhibitions include Cildo Meireles’s ‘Occasion’, held in association with his exhibition at Tate Modern in 2008.
  3. The Triangle Gallery, pertaining to its name, has been designed as a modern angular shaped space for students to show their work throughout the year.


The college organises its research activities in partnership with Camberwell College of Arts and Wimbledon College of Art hosts a variety of research centres, groups and clusters:

  1. International Centre for Fine Art Research (ICFAR)
  2. Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN)
  3. Critical Practice Chelsea
  4. FADE (Fine Art Digital Environment)
  5. Textiles, Environment, Design (TED)


Chelsea is a constituent college of the University of the Arts London, with Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Art. The college also has exchange links with the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, US.