Diploma in Mosaic Studies


Program Description

Learning Aims and Outcomes

The diploma course is a one year option to cover the key elements of design and making mosaics for art students who want a broad knowledge of mosaic making, its history and potential.

Course Outline

  • Mosaic Fabrication: Techniques and Application
    Introduction to tools, techniques and materials; studying surfaces and substrates; Term 1 Roman Mosaics working with hammer and hardie using marble; Term 2 Byzantine Mosaic working with hammer and hardie using smalti; working with other standard mosaic materials and nippers; Term 3 Individual project, making frames, documenting and marketing work (60 credits)

  • History of Mosaic
    Classical and Roman Mosaics, Byzantine and Western Mosaics from the 4th Century (For the Diploma only students there are a couple of extra sessions to give them an overview into Modern and Contemporary Mosaics) (30 credits)

  • Mosaic Design: Concept and Realisation
    Term 1 Design elements and geometric form (andamenti, cartoon making, scaling); Term 2 colour theory, life drawing and contextual studies (30 credits)


On successful completion of our Diploma in Mosaic Studies, the student can apply to continue their studies into the 2nd year on our Degree Course.

Open Days

There are regular Open Days where prospective students can learn about the course.


Students are expected to complete the course in 2 years. They will take 60 credits each year instead of the 120 in full-time mode.

Last updated September 2019

About the School

London School of Mosaic is an independent art school that teaches a Diploma and BA in Mosaic Studies, the first of its kind in the UK. The school has over 15 years of expereince in teaching mosaic art... Read More