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Art and Design

On these exciting, innovative courses you can let your creative juices flow and express your imagination through a range of artistic disciplines. Our courses will give you the opportunity to explore your creativity and be exposed to a host of artistic genres.

You will be introduced to a broad range of art and design mediums, before having the artistic freedom to experiment with your enhanced skills and interpret briefs in your chosen specialism.

Along with discovering historical and contemporary artists to inspire your practice and enhance your research skills, you will cover a broad range of disciplines including 3D art, ceramics, drawing and painting, graphic design, photography, printmaking and textiles.

Why choose us?

  • Employer links
    The college has good links with a number of practicing artists, including our own artist in residence. You will also have the opportunity to complete live briefs for local community groups and employers.
  • Work placement
    To maximise your artistic potential you will carry out a work placement in a field of your choice. Past students have undertaken enriching roles at galleries within Warrington Museum, or even put their practical skills to the test at venues such as Blakemere Craft Centre, enhancing their communication, teaching and problem-solving skills.
  • Trips and visits
    Local and national trips are continually organised to inspire your artistic journey. Previous trips include Berlin, New York and Barcelona to view works from internationally renowned artists, plus The Tate Gallery, Museum of Science and Industry and The Natural History Museum, to enhance your creativity.
  • Facilities
    Our creative art suites are equipped with a huge range of art supplies and we also have purpose built spacious studios with large windows to allow plenty of natural light. Our excellent ceramic facilities include gas, electric and raku firing glass kilns enabling you to have access to high quality equipment.

Career options

The creative industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, generating more than £100 billion a year to the UK economy and employs more than 2 million people.

Careers

  • Animator
  • Architect
  • Art Gallery Curator
  • Art Teacher
  • Fashion Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Interior Designer
  • Jeweller
  • Product Designer
  • Professional Artist

Meet our Art and Design tutor, Ben Brady:

 

Meet our students

Jah-Kyra loved learning the basics in her first year at college, but really found her feet and flourished in her second year when she was given artistic freedom to express herself.

When she enrolled on this course, Jah-Kyra’s interest was predominantly drawing but with her tutors help, support and encouragement, she has now found her ‘niche’ in painting and loves being able to express herself through this medium.

Meet our alumni

Erin Hague now studies fine art at Aberystwyth University

Many students progress on to university. Tutors will give you the ongoing support needed through your UCAS applications, providing expert advice on universities’ specialisms and courses, through to helping to prepare your portfolio for your university interview.

In the past, students have gone on to study at a number of excellent universities, including Erin Hague who now studies Fine Art at Aberystwyth University where she is exploring painting and illustration in greater depth ahead of pursuing a career in art.