Rector’s End of Year Message

Tue 21 Dec 2021 < Back to listing


Our Rector, Karin Askham, gives a quick update on the school's achievements in 2021


As we approach the end of 2021, I want to wish all of our students, parents and partners a restful winter break. Despite the challenges of this year, 2021 has been a triumph for our school.

In March, we welcomed students back into the UK and transitioned from online to on-campus and hybrid learning. Whilst maintaining a safe school community, our class of 2020 went on to achieve fantastic results and progress to top destinations.

In September, we welcomed new and returning students through our doors, allowing our young creatives to start their artistic journey.

I would like to take this opportunity to showcase some of our highlights from the past year and say a huge congratulations to all our students for their achievements.


71% of students studying Level 3 Art and Design received a distinction or merit.

More details about our Foundation and Extended Diploma and the end of year show, You're on mute featuring work from Graphics & Illustration, Fashion Communication, 3D, Fine Art, Film & Animation, and Architecture & Interior students can be found here.

Read the full story on our Foundation and Extended Diploma 2021 results.



CSVPA Performing Arts students achieved superb results and performed an excellent production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Tithe Barn in June. Watch the video.

100% of students studying the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media, Production, and Technology received a distinction.

88% of students studying the Level 4 Professional Diploma in Performance received a distinction or merit.



CSVPA students were chosen to showcase their work in The Best of Show catwalk, the Samsung KX slow catwalk, and the KX Retail Trail in Coal Drops Yard in Kings Cross.

BA Fashion student, George was awarded a place in the winners' lineup for the Christopher Bailey Award for his contemporary technical menswear collection. Read George’s story.

BA Fashion student, Lim Sing Ting was also selected to showcase her work in the W1 curate's exhibition at the luxury fashion store, Flannels on Oxford Street.

Watch the CSVPA Graduate Fashion Week Collective Show 2021.



The BA (Hons) Graphics and Illustration students received outstanding results with 55% achieving a 1st Class Degree.

CSVPA BA (Hons) Graphics and Illustration Students showcased their work at the prestigious Espacio Gallery in Bethnal Green in June.



The BA (Hons) graduates received outstanding results this year and they celebrated with an informal graduation ceremony held at CSVPA's Bridge Street Campus in the summer.

Read our blog for the full story on our 2021 Undergraduate Results.

Watch the graduation video.



This year's Graduate Diploma in Art & Design students worked with our Pre-master's in Art & Design students to create a final exhibition, The Cube.

This showcase was designed to highlight the obstacles that we have all had to overcome in recent times. The full story can be read here.

My best wishes to you and your families, for a safe and happy winter break, and a prosperous New Year.

Karin Askham



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