Contact

Tel. (China) +86-10-62568442  enquiries@cacademy.co.uk

Leeds Arts University Applications, guidance and preparation:  international@leeds-art.ac.uk

 

UK Office

Our UK office is situated in the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, in the creative and picturesque town of Huddersfield. The 3M Centre; within close proximity to the University of Huddersfield, acts as a gateway, specifically supporting business to academia collaborations.

3M Buckley Innovation Centre, Firth Street, Huddersfield, HD1 3BD, England, United Kingdom

UK Studio

Situated in a converted textile mill, the studio contains a number of other creative businesses, from individual artists and designers to well established design firms who work with multi-national brands, plus a working photography studio space. Further to the spaces available the location also hosts regular events, gigs and exhibits – making it a highly innovative and inspiring space.

BASE Studio, Bates Mill, Milford Street, Huddersfield, HD1 3DX

 

Beijing Studio

Room 1007, ZhongGuanCun SOHO, Haidian No. 8, North 2nd Ave, Haidian District, 100080, Beijing, China PR
北京市海淀区海淀北二街8号中关村SOHO1007房间

 

Beyond our dedication to delivering high quality Art and Design foundation programmes within Chinese International schools, we further aim to provide additional support to aspiring students who wish to strengthen their portfolios, learn additional skills and increase English language communications in order to ease the transition to Western educational institutions.

Moreover, considering the futures our of graduates, other overseas undergraduate/postgraduates and freelancers, what will they do after university?

Those wishing to explore and experience the cultural influences of China, work with other like minded creatives, to kick start creative agencies or successful freelance careers have the opportunity to base themselves in China’s capital city and in the education and technology district of Haidian, Beijing.

ENVIRONMENT AND STUDIO SPACE

The ZhongGuanCun SOHO building consists of intelligent dual office towers, arched in shape and designed by the “Ministry of Design”, the winner of the coveted President’s Design Award 2006, Singapore’s highest design accolade.
The green design adds environmental friendliness to what is a commercially vibrant space. Whether it is the green landscape surrounding the building or the public fixtures indoors and out, both manifest a keen sense of aesthetics. This works to satisfy the sophisticated tastes of the contemporary city dwellers and professionals, whilst being located in a highly-desirable, prosperous core of Zhongguancun commercial centre.

FUNCTION

Our Beijing studio will function as a collaborative hub which aspiring students, freelancers, alumni and a network of schools and universities may use to encourage international collaboration and creative flair in the early stages of foundation study or post-study careers, be that working independently or as a kick-starter platform for collectives.

Furthermore, communication between Chinese and International students in these stages will further break down the barriers in transitioning from study in China – to studying overseas. Therefore, the Hub aims to connect like-minded students and encourage communication and collaboration, with special attention to the areas and institutions of the students desired study destinations.

As Chinese students have a number of study destinations to choose from, CACA will also assist students in their applications to UK / US undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Further to this, our Studio is a place where returning students can base themselves, gain teaching and guidance experience, as well as become more employable via a number of career opportunities deriving from this exciting new space.

COURSES

• 1-2-1 A&D Portfolio preparation
• University applications (UK & USA)
• English language preparation
• Guest seminars (UK & China)
• Field trips: Beijing City Education, Culture and Design Overseas

COLLABORATION

• Local and overseas Designers
• Freelance Designers studio space
• Collaborative live brief projects
• International students: Foundation and Undergraduate communications and visits
• Creative Agencies
• Alumni: Kickstarter platform and networking
• Chinese Schools, Universities and education institutions considering implementing A&D / portfolio programmes.