Aigaia School of Art & Design, Cyprus - ABOUT US



who we are 

Aigaia School of Art and Design, Nicosia, Cyprus was founded in 2005. It provides specialised Art & Design Education in purpose built premises that combine traditional and contemporary architecture, in the Agioi Omologites area, in Nicosia. The aim of the school is to offer high quality education in the fields of Art, Design and Crafts. The School is equipped with the appropriate workshops and spaces to enable the teaching of all the subjects and areas. The School also offers Art & Design lessons for all ages and levels, art examinations, and portfolio preparation for progression to studies in all the subjects of Art & Design. "Aigaia" School of Art & Design also offers theatre workshops for children, teenagers and adults. 

the name Aigaia



The name Aigaia is a combination of the 2 ancient Greek words "Αιγαία άλς" which means Aegean Sea or salt and the word "γαία" which means earth. The Αιγαια αλς expression is met in the very important writing of the Cypriot scientist Kyriakos Hadjioannou: The Ancient Cyprus in Greek Sources ("Η Αρχαία Κύπρος εις τας Ελληνικάς Πηγάς"), another proof of the Greek tradition and origin of the Cypriots. In general, in this writing it is described how Aphrodite (the Greek Goddess associated with the island of Cyprus the Goddess of love), emerging naked out of the sea in Cyprus with her hair covered with whitecap, tried to dry a braid of her hair from Aegean salt. As a concept, Aigaia refers to the mixing of earth with water, completely covering the unlimited combination and variety of colours in the globe. The continuous movement of the sea which does not stop even when it reaches its destination - earth - inspires Aigaia School of art & design for endless exploration, research and creativity and development.

academic team

The Academic team consists of professional artists and designers from all specialised areas, active designers and artists in their fields, offering excellent feedback and experiences to all the students studying in all levels. 

recognition & cooperations

Aigaia School of Art and Design is registered to the Ministry of Education and Culture, as a Private Institution of Tertiary Education offering courses in art & design. 

Aigaia School of Art and Design is an accredited center of UCAS (Universities & Colleges Admissions Service) offering to all of the students specialized counseling services and career guidance in art and design.

Aigaia is accredited by EDEXCEL, UK as a teaching, organising and delivering Institute of all levels of examinations.

Aigaia is a registered center for London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) as a teaching, organising and delivering all levels of examinations of all "performing arts" subjects.