"Having the advantage of being a small college, Blake team of teachers and staff are not only very committed but also friendly and highly effective. Even after completing my studies I still have the support of Blake College in my personal projects. Juliana Ramos da Costa, Digital Media student 2010-11
Blake College has moved to a classical Georgian building at 34 Bloombsbury Street, just round the corner from the British Museum and a few steps across the road to Bedford Square. We intend to introduce a modern art college edge and share with an English language college. Aspects of our web site will be changed shortly although the telephone numbers and email remain the same.
Blake is a small, friendly, independent college in central London. Established in 1986, we offer courses in Fine Art, Photography and Digital Media, as well as Fashion, Interior and Graphic design.
We provide a lively, informal learning atmosphere where students are treated as individuals and are given personalised guidance and support throughout their course. We have developed a happily distinctive ethos, tailoring a suitable programme of studies for each student and encouraging them to develop their own enthusiasms while offering a great deal of flexibility. Our small size allows us to get to know all our students as individuals so that we can help them to realise their personal potential and guide them towards achieving a creatively fulfilling future. Blake is refreshingly different from the many large and impersonal colleges that may be well established and prestigious but are often not flexible enough to meet the needs of the individual student.
As an accredited qualification centre we can offer a range of internationally recognised qualifications.We also receive some government funding which we use to offer reduced fees or free courses to qualifying students.
Students normally stay for a full academic year but can come and go for shorter or longer periods because of the structured, modular and project based nature of the courses.
The College takes its inspiration from William Blake, the eighteenth century painter, poet and mystic who was also an artisan managing to make a living within the society around him while remaining true to himself.