Qualifications in our Art, Design and Digital Art pathway are accredited by the prestigious University of the Arts London (UAL).
This pathway can lead you into many exciting careers in the creative sector, such as photographer, animator, digital illustrator, fine artist, fashion and textiles designer and creative director, among others.
University of the Arts London (UAL) is recognised as a world top-five university for art and design, according to the QS World University Rankings, and it is Europe’s largest specialist university for the creative industries. Our accreditation with University of the Arts London means that you will have the opportunity to have your work shortlisted to appear in the annual UAL Origins exhibition in London.
Our programmes follow an inter-disciplinary approach, which means you will be working with a variety of mediums so that you can find your strengths and interests while improving. The skills that you will learn on our visual arts and design pathway, such as blended technical and creative skills, collaborative interdisciplinary working, and enterprise are of increasing importance across the job market. This will also prepare you for your next step, whether that is further study or employment.
Teaching and learning are carried out in both our art and photography studio spaces, using both analogue and digital processes, as well as, traditional craft workshops. You will also have access to work experiences throughout your programme to prepare you for the realities of working in industry. This includes responding to live briefs set by employers, work experience, taking part in competitions, and attending masterclasses and careers talks.
Job projections for art, design and digital creative roles such as arts officers, graphic designers, photographers and AV operators are strong, with well over 2,000 new annual job openings forecast across each of these occupations.
The skills that you will learn on our art, design and digital creative pathway, such as blended technical and creative skills, collaborative interdisciplinary working, and enterprise are of increasing importance across the job market.