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Welcome to Summer at 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.


At RIC creative arts share equal billing with traditional academic study and this successfully distinctive approach continues with our summer programme.

Art & Design This eco-arts course combines a range of exciting creative projects including art, film, fashion, textiles and environmentalism.

Summer courses include full-board onsite accommodation, exciting programme of trips, activities and social events on our campus.


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. It’s a tourist hotspot with Lonely Planet placing it on a list of Europe’s best holiday destinations.

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 and Ebbsfleet for Paris and Brussels on the Eurostar is just 10 minutes away. 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.

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Dates, Fees and how to apply

Course Dates

Sunday 9 July 2023 - Saturday 22 July 2023 (2 weeks)

Sunday 23 July - Saturday 5 August 2023 (2 weeks)

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

For a virtual tour of Rochester Independent College visit our Virtual Open House.

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