Spotlight on Chelsea Centre for the Creative Industries

This week we’re proud to shine a light on Morley’s Chelsea Centre for the Creative Industries, and especially our innovative 2021 curriculum offer for emerging creatives from schools, colleges and industry.

Take a look at our “Week in Chelsea” scrapbook for more about the Centre.

PS. if you’re interested in short courses for adults in everything from Interior Design to Specialist Millinery, make sure you browse our wide range of courses starting in early 2021. And if you’re interested in Higher Education at Morley, click here to take a look at the UCAS website. We’re working on launching more HE options online by the end of 2020.

Why study with us?

Courses starting in Autumn 2021 focus on helping you get those all-important creative sector qualifications. If you’re not sure where to start -you just know you’d like a career in the creative world – our ‘creative discovery’ course will help you find your path.

As you move up the levels, you can specialise – in art, design or media. Whichever pathway you choose, you can expect a uniquely Morley experience delivered in an environment that has an exciting art-school feel.

“Each course you choose has a specific connection to the creative industries, but the way we teach it is fluid, collaborative and responsive. That means that just like the industry the game designers will develop alongside 3D modellers; fashion students will look to painters & printmakers for inspiration; and digital artists will collaborate with filmmakers all supported by our industry expert staff. This way of working in a specialist centre, in the heart of London, is what makes the Chelsea Centre for the Creative Industries so special.”

Matias Shortcook, Centre Principal

Focus on fashion

Fashion courses have a long history at our Chelsea Centre, and the Centre itself sits between SW10’s famous fashion hotspots on the Fulham Road and King’s Road.

Line up by student Elizabeth Bugg (FMP 2020 – The Ugly Club)

The Level 4 UAL Foundation Diploma is a fast-paced and challenging year-long course. The programme of study is predominantly experimental; students find their own style by creating work that reflects contemporary professional practice. Many of our graduates go on to find success in highly competitive degree courses. Take a look at our students’ work.

“Our course has a 100% success rate over many years with our talented students progressing to the best fashion universities in Europe, including Central St Martins, Royal Academy Antwerp, Westminster, London College of Fashion & Kingston University. Pathways include Fashion Design, Textiles & Fashion Communications.”

Susan Baker, Course Director

Hear Subject Leader Yvette Blundell explain more about fashion at Chelsea:

Click here to learn more about the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion (Design, Textiles and Communication).

We are delighted that our highly successful Fashion & Art Foundation courses will be complemented by Foundation Courses in Design and in Media, a unique offer like nowhere else in London for students finishing college courses looking to develop a highly competitive portfolio.

Six sources of inspiration…

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in 3D Design (Product, Architecture and Interiors): This course teaches key industry skills like collaboration, strategy and planning, managing your own time and communicating ideas effectively, and has close links with the Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Esports: The Esports industry is one of the fastest growing sectors on the planet- it’s on course for 1 billion USD income in 2020 alone! This programme will unleash your creativity and practical skills through a broad range of technical tools and resources.

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication: This dynamic two year course gives you the opportunity to explore the rich and diverse world of the creative industries through fields such as Art, Design, Sculpture, Illustration, Fashion and many others.

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Film, TV and Media Production: This course is highly practical, giving you the chance to experiment with different media and to develop the collaborative, communicative, and problem solving skills that you need to make your mark in this exciting and varied industry.

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Photography: This exciting two year full-time course is equivalent to three A-Levels. It’s designed for those who want to explore, develop and test their creativity while striving towards a career in photography.

UAL Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design – Media Pathway (Film, Photography and Media Production): This renowned programme is for students who have studied a level 3 qualification and are looking to develop a competitive portfolio of work exploring areas of Media such as film making, animation, media production, sound and photography.

Open for business

Here’s our Centre Principal, Matias Shortcook, to guide you through how we’re keeping our students and staff safe while learning and working in the building: