Foundation: Nusra Nijimbere

Our Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is divided into four curriculum areas: 3-Dimensional Design and Architecture; Fashion and Textiles; Fine Art and Graphic Communication Design. Each of these areas is divided into pathways. For the past academic year, Nusra Nijimbere has been studying on the Textiles pathway. Here, she tells us about her final project ‘N1: ‘Endz’ is where the heart is’ and the inspirations behind her work. Continue reading


Foundation: from Ofsted’s “Outstanding” to Outer Space

As the Foundation Show is about to open, we take a moment to celebrate a stellar year for the course.

The College is about to open the door on the Foundation Show sharing the work of this year’s Foundation Diploma in Art and Design students. A stepping stone from school to undergraduate study, the one-year course is key in giving young artists and designers the time and experience to define their futures. That means a lot of events and projects crammed into one busy year and this year has been no different from the cross-Channel collaboration with Paris College of Art to an eccentric interstellar four-day residency in the Futuro House on the roof of the College.

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CSM Foundation Fashion Communication X Phoebe English Project

Students on our Foundation Fashion Communication course took part in a ten-day live project with award-winning womenswear designer Phoebe English. An alumna from Central Saint Martins’ MA Fashion course, Phoebe had already won the L’Oreal Professional Creative Award, the Ungaro Bursary and the Chloe Award by the time she graduated.Known for her precise and uncompromising garments, Phoebe is now supported by the Centre for Fashion Enterprise and is stocked across the UK, Asia and the USA. In January, she was included in the Forbes’30 under 30’ art and style category.

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