Art & Design Courses

Are you a creative, inquisitive and open-minded student, looking to learn more about the artistic world and put your talents into practice? If so, then a course within Art & Design could be perfect for you. Perhaps you want to be the next Banksy or emulate Andy Warhol – or maybe you want to learn more about abstract art, sculpture or photography – there are so many options. Studying an Art & Design course will help you to develop your talents and allow you to be creative and imaginative!

Art & Design Courses

Are you a creative, inquisitive and open-minded student, looking to learn more about the artistic world and put your talents into practice? If so, then a course within Art & Design could be perfect for you. Perhaps you want to be the next Banksy or emulate Andy Warhol – or maybe you want to learn more about abstract art, sculpture or photography – there are so many options. Studying an Art & Design course will help you to develop your talents and allow you to be creative and imaginative!

Combine your creative talents with a cultural experience

Programme facts

This will depend on your chosen course or education. Entry requirements vary from a pass in English and Maths at GCSE level to the equivalent of A-levels.

For some courses you will need to document relevant experience or present a portfolio.

You need to demonstrate a good level of written and spoken English. This may have to be documented in a IELTS test.

The vocational programme is open to students aged 16+.

To get started all you need to to is fill out our application form to register your interest.

Our admissions team will then be in touch to guide you through the next step in the application procedure!

We look forward to welcoming you!




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Art & Design

Studying Art & Design, you will work with a wide range of media and materials, build up a portfolio of your work, and study famous artists and designers. This is a great practical course if you have a passion for the arts, where you’ll have the chance to develop your creative abilities, work with professional equipment and develop a specialisation.

Fashion & Textiles

This is a vibrant and practical course where you will learn about a range of processes, techniques, ideas and concepts related to textiles and the fashion industry. You will work within studios and develop an understanding of different theories, all the while compiling a portfolio of your own work. There will also be opportunities to visit galleries and develop your own interests and specialisations

Graphic Design

On this course, you will learn about a number of graphic design techniques and processes through a mixture of practical and studio work, as well as the importance of communication through graphic design. You will have the opportunity to work with modern facilities and fully-equipped studios, and have the chance to visit galleries and learn from experts in the field.

Performing Arts

By studying Performing Arts, you will cover a lot of different aspects of performance, such as acting, dance, theatre, music and drama. You will have plenty of opportunities to perform and take part in productions, building up a portfolio of your work, and you will see a great selection of performing arts facilities such as onsite theatres and dance studios.


If you are a passionate photographer, this is the perfect course for you. You will develop your skills and learn about editing, layouts and a variety of photography techniques. A lot of practical and studio work will be involved, and you will build up an extensive portfolio, as well as having the opportunity to visit galleries and exhibitions.

Production Arts

This is a fantastic course to learn more about the behind-the-scenes of theatre and TV productions. You will have the opportunity to work on productions and learn more about lighting and sound. You will develop your practical skills, have the chance to take part in workshops and attend regular performances to continue your learning.

Theatrical Special Effects & Media Make-Up Artistry

On this course, you will learn about the art of applying make up, prosthetics and body art, as well as exploring costumes and props, with the opportunity to learn from industry-expert tutors. Case work and projects are common, and you will develop your practical skills while building up a portfolio of your work, leading to a potential career in theatre, film or TV.

Upholstery & Furnishings

Studying Upholstery and Furnishings, you will develop your practical skills and learn about design, manufacture and production within the industry. You might study areas such as textiles and woodwork, as well as working on projects related to both man-made and machine-made objects. Whilst learning from expert tutors, you will build up a portfolio of your work.

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High School and Vocational Programmes

Included in the programme price

  • Skype interview
  • Guidance on application
  • Consultation
  • Virtual meeting
  • School and Host family/Residence selection
  • Placement information
  • Pre-departure information
  • Administration
  • Student handbook, online
  • Accommodation
  • School placement
  • Travel documents
  • Local Support
  • Regular contact from support team
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Full or half board as per programme description
  • Wifi access
  • Bedding

Not included

  • Cancellation insurance
  • Flights
  • Local transportation
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • School materials, books, uniform
  • School fees if applying for a private school
  • Personal items and spending money
  • Dietary supplements

High School in the United Kingdom

Programme Price Guide 2020/21 and 2021/22
High School Programmes1 termSemesterAcademic Year2 years**
High School Classic£6.495£7.895£14.495-
High School Academic£7.395£8.495£15.495-
High School Academic with A-level qualifications---£30.495
High School Select with host family (guide price)*£7.595£8.895£15.895£30.895
High School Select with student halls (guide price)*£5.495£6.895£13.495£26.495
High School Immersion, Taster Programmes2 weeks4 weeks8 weeks12 weeks
High School Classic£1.290£2.490£3.290£4.290
High School Select with host family (guide price)*--£4.295£5.495
High School Select with student halls (guide price)*--£3.995£4.995

*We work with a wide range of colleges, so prices vary for the individual college. Contact us for details

**For 2 year programmes, accommodation during the summer holiday is not included 

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The UK educational system

In the UK GCSE qualifications are completed at age 15 or 16, at the end of secondary school. Students then go on to study A-levels or vocational courses. Please see the table below for a full overview of the British educational system. Contact us if you need help understanding how the educational system in your country compares to education in the UK!

Educational levels
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Age 5-11
Secondary Education
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Age 12-13
Secondary GCSE level
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Age 14-15
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Art & DesignArtAcademic
Art & DesignArt & DesignVocational
Art & DesignProduction Arts Technical Subsidiary DiplomaVocational
Art & DesignPerforming ArtsVocational
Art & DesignTheatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up ArtistryVocational
Art & DesignPhotographyAcademic
Art & DesignPhotographyVocational
Art & DesignDesign - GraphicAcademic
Art & DesignDesign - GraphicVocational
Art & DesignDesign - 3DAcademic
Environment & HumanitiesEnvironmental SustainabilityVocational
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BusinessBusiness Academic
BusinessBusiness Vocational
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Environment & HumanitiesEarly Years Education and Child CareVocational
EngineeringMotorcycle MaintenanceVocational
EngineeringMotorsport (Vehicle Technology) Vocational
Art & DesignUpholstery and FurnishingsVocational
Art & DesignFashion and TextilesVocational
Health & BeautyBarberingVocational
Health & BeautyBeauty TherapyVocational
Health & BeautyHairdressingVocational
Health & BeautyHair Colouring Services Level 2 Vocational
Health & BeautyMake-Up Artistry Level 2Vocational
Health & BeautyTheatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up ArtistryVocational
Cookery & CateringHospitality DiplomaVocational
Cookery & CateringProfessional Cookery NVQ Diploma Level 2Vocational
Cookery & CateringProfessional Cookery - Patisserie and ConfectionaryVocational
Cookery & CateringCookery Professional DiplomaVocational
Cookery & CateringNutrition & HealthVocational
IT & GamingGames Design Digital Games DevelopmentVocational
IT & GamingICT Vocational
IT & GamingICT Game Design & Creative Media (Film)Vocational
IT & GamingComputingVocational
IT & GamingCreative Media (Digital Game Design and Development)Vocational
IT & GamingICT First CertificateVocational
IT & GamingComputer ScienceAcademic
IT & GamingIT - Creative Technology Level 2Vocational
IT & GamingElectronicsAcademic
MediaMedia StudiesAcademic
MediaCreative Media Production Vocational
MediaCreative Media Production / Film and Television ProductionVocational
MusicMusic TechnologyAcademic
MusicMusic Technology (Production) Vocational
MusicMusic DiplomaVocational
MusicMusic Practitioner Diploma Level 2Vocational
Performing ArtsPerforming ArtsVocational
Performing ArtsPerforming Arts Extended DiplomaVocational
Performing ArtsActing DiplomaVocational
Performing ArtsDance DiplomaVocational
Performing ArtsDrama and Theatre StudiesAcademic
Performing ArtsFilm StudiesAcademic
Maths & SciencesBiologyAcademic
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Maths & SciencesComputer ScienceAcademic
Maths & SciencesMathematicsAcademic
Maths & SciencesPhysicsAcademic
Maths & SciencesFurther MathsAcademic
Maths & SciencesEconomicsAcademic
LanguagesEnglish LanguageAcademic
LanguagesEnglish LiteratureAcademic
LanguagesEnglish Language & LiteratureAcademic
HumanitiesClassical CivilisationAcademic
HumanitiesHistory: Ancient Academic
HumanitiesHistory - ModernAcademic
HumanitiesHistory - MedievalAcademic
HumanitiesPhilosophy & Religious StudiesAcademic
HumanitiesGovt & PoliticsAcademic
Environment & HumanitiesPsychology Extended CertificateVocational
HumanitiesEnvironmental ScienceAcademic
HumanitiesReligious StudiesAcademic
Environment & HumanitiesHealth & Social Care Vocational
Travel & TourismTravel & TourismVocational
Travel & TourismAir Cabin CrewVocational
SportsSport, Health and FitnessVocational
SportsSports Outdoor Adventurous Activites Extended DiplomaVocational
SportsSport and Exercise ScienceVocational
SportsFitness InstructingVocational
SportsPhysical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science Level 2Vocational
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High School - FAQ

Yes – if you choose the High School Select programme, then you can choose not only the area that you will be in, but also the school or college you will study at! We want you to be able to study where and what you want – so you can tell us in your application if you have a preference. Take a look at our High School Select page to find out more about this.

Yes – if you choose the High School Academic programme you can choose your subjects!

Yes – but this might depend on your academic performance, and the subjects that you choose to study. At the end of your time in the UK, you should obtain a report card from your school or college, and this will demonstrate your experience and qualifications.
If you are interested in sitting exams, then you should tell us this when you apply, so that we can make sure your subjects will allow you to obtain a recognised qualification.

As soon as your placement is confirmed, we will notify you of the details of where you will be studying. The process of matching you with the perfect school or college (and host family, if you choose to stay with one) takes time and can be complex, and we want to make sure we find you the best match. We’ll aim to let you know your destination a few months before you depart.

It’s different for every student depending on your lifestyle, and it also depends on whether you stay with a host family or in student accommodation, and how you travel to school! The average monthly expenditure is usually between £100-£150 if you’re staying with a host family.

On our application form, there is a section asking you for some information about yourself – this includes whether you would be happy living with pets, whether you would prefer a non-smoking family, and if you have any other special requirements or allergies, among other questions. You should give us as much information as you can on here, and this will enable us to match you to the most suitable family!

This depends and can be different depending on the school and the host family! There will probably be other exchange students at your school. Host families can choose to host one or two students, so you might have another student within your host family.

If you have a problem with your host family, then you can talk to your Local Support Coordinator. They will help you to talk about the problem and find a solution. If the problem is serious and can’t be resolved, there can be the option of changing host family.

All of our students and their parents will have a contact person before, during and after their stay. During the programme, our students are supported by various levels of support – our Head Office team, their school and (depending on what type of programme you have chosen) a Local Support Coordinator. We also have an emergency number for emergencies out of office hours. StudyChoice will keep in touch with you while you’re here in the UK, and we can offer support, guidance and advice.

Yes – StudyChoice organises tours and trips every term that you will be able to take part in! Independent travel is also possible, but you will have to get permission from StudyChoice, as well as your natural parents (and host family, if you’re staying with one!).

Yes – there will be plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in sports and activities while you are in the UK! You can join a club or play sports through your school or college, and if you’re staying with a host family, they will be able to help you get involved in activities in the local area.

Yes – you can ask for an extension of your programme.

If you aren’t sure if you will need a visa, take a look at the UK government website:
This will tell you what kind of visa you need to apply for, what fees are involved, and what the requirements are. The earliest you can apply for a visa is three months before you start your course.

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