We initiate a space in which students learn to create with skill and intention, developing their ideas conceptually through research and perfecting their executions through exploration of a wide range of media and techniques. Workshops and extended projects with leading practitioners and educators strengthen our students’ artistic independence and introduce them to the latest developments in their fields.

A focus on theoretical frameworks allows students to appreciate and analyse unique as well as mass produced cultural productions ranging from traditional arts to popular culture and media advertisement. Our A Level curricula in Art&Design subjects (Fine Art, 3D Design, Photography) and Performing subjects (Music, Drama) prepare our students for the most prestigious art, architecture, design, fashion and music programmes around the world. Our courses in History of Art and Media Studies support students in continuing their education in the academic fields that make the cultural sector. 

We want our students to develop their creativity, expand their artistic horizons and at the same time learn to talk about their works and inspirations in a critical manner.

Students thinking of careers in fine art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, music or drama have the opportunity to develop their practice under the guidance of top experts in these fields, many of whom graduated from prestigious artistic universities, such as the Bartlett School of Architecture, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), and are leading practitioners in Poland, including Rygalik Studio, Medusa Group, and instructors from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts (ASP). 

Creative and performing arts student at Akademeia

Creative and Performing Arts Department’s offer

iGCSE (2 years)A Level (2 years)

We offer specialised education and individual courses in:  

-Art, Craft and Design 



The qualification: 
– encourages process and project-led thinking about subjects 

– students develop strong conceptual skills as well as technical skills 

– students work on individual responses to themes and project briefs and/or assignments 

We offer specialised education and individual courses in:  

– Fine Art 
– Photography 
– Music 
– Drama

– History of Art 

– Media Studies 

Our students have received offers from the world top Creative and Performing Arts programmes: 

  • NYU Tisch School of the Arts 
  • Parsons School of Design 
  • Design Academy Eindhoven 
  • The Guildhall School of Music & Drama 
  • The British and Irish Modern Music Institute 
  • The Bartlett School of Architecture 
  • Architecture, University of Cambridge 
  • The Ruskin School of Art (Oxford University) 
  • Central Saint Martins 
  • The Glasgow School of Art 
  • University of the Arts London (UAL) 

Extra-curricular activities offered

  • Weekly Art Labs 
  • Meetings with experts: artists, designers, photographers, actors and filmmakers (Oscar-winning writer-director Pawel Pawlikowski ‘Cold War’, actor Andrzej Seweryn, film producer Aneta Hickinbotham ‘Corpus Christi’, David Marato ‘Book Lovers’ curator, Camera Nera ‘W absolutnej ciszy’) 
  • Practical workshops (architect Jakub Szczęsny, artist Victor Yañez-Lazcano, scenography Joanna Macha) 
  • Trips to exhibitions 
  • Cultural trips abroad (London, Amsterdam, Florence, Venice) 

I chose music as one of my A Levels and it turned out to be super enjoyable but at the same time the most complex subject. There are three components of the A Level: theory, composition and performance. Thanks to the most wonderful teachers I was able to further develop my skills and deepen my knowledge, which allowed me to get into The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Ludwika, Year 13 student

When studying Fine Arts and 3D Design I had an opportunity to work with and learn from many experienced professionals and practitioners from the respective fields. I was always excited about experimenting with different media and techniques and exploring the conceptual part of the projects I was working on.

Barbara, Year 13 student

Drama is a subject that developed me emotionally and physically. It is not only the art of theatre but also: history, directing and costume. Learning theatre shapes you on stage and in your everyday life.

Melania, Year 12 student

Photography A Levels enabled me to understand the medium both formally and conceptually. After two years of study, I feel much more comfortable with thinking through images, which sparked my interest in graphic design.

Konstanty, Year 13 student

Podczas nauki sztuki i projektowania the biggest challenge for me to overcome was the lack of confidence in my own ideas. Once I gained this confidence it felt like having a superpower. I became completely comfortable with the process of trial and error, which allowed me to develop deeper and more engaging projects.

Kacper, Year 13 student