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Summer courses

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Welcome to summer @RIC

We are offering a refreshingly distinctive summer course in Art and Design.

Building on the College’s reputation for both academic excellence and mind-blowing creativity we are offering courses in very small classes where international visitors will study and socialise together.

At RIC the focus is on individuality, diversity and flexibility and we are looking forward to welcoming young people from all over the world to Rochester from July to August to improve their English, develop their creativity and have a taste of life at a British boarding school.

Course details

• Upcycle/recycle. Work with local charity to upcycle fashion Study the background to the social need of the charity.

• Dying with nature. Learn about the botanics, create plant dyes/inks - design, draw and print fabric.

• Make an experimental film based on nature/wildlife or create a soundscape podcast.

• Graffiti/photojournalism. Investigating innercity regeneration. Rochester and London

• Sculpture project based on gargoyles in Rochester/London. • Video journalism.

At a glance
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Tuition Per Week: 25 Hours
  • Class Size: Maximum 12 students
  • Age Range: 13 to 17 years
  • Suitable For English Level: Intermediate (B1) or Above

Key Skills Developed: Art, Design and Textiles, Marketing, Teamwork.
Presentation Skills, Entrepreneurship, Critical Thinking

Course Dates 

2025 dates coming soon! 

Course Fees

£3200 including tuition, accommodation, excursions and all meals

How to Apply

Please visit the Summer boarding courses website for more information and to book a place

Why Rochester? 

Rochester Independent College is in Kent, just south east of London. Kent is known as the garden of England but is also close to great beaches and home to historic cathedral cities. 

Rochester itself is a small town, with a rich heritage and a flourishing contemporary arts scene. Rochester offers a quieter life than London, close to areas of outstanding natural beauty like the North Downs, yet within easy reach of all the facilities the capital city has to offer. Regular trains run from Rochester to London in just under 40 minutes. 

Rochester is famous for its connections with Charles Dickens and with a magnificent Norman cathedral and a striking castle that can be viewed from RIC’s classrooms and the Halls of Residence bedrooms.

Discover Rochester

Our campus

Secret gardens and single rooms