Now is the perfect time to seize your opportunity.

The UK creative industries generate more than £100bn a year to the UK economy and employ more than 2 million people!* With an expected job growth of 6.2% locally, there is no better place to study art and design!**

Based at the North Light Centre, our fully-equipped studios offer industry-standard computer hardware and software, excellent printmaking facilities, a photography studio with digital darkroom, a fashion and textiles workshop and fine art studio, and traditional wet photographic processing facilities.

You’ll be taught by lecturers who are art and design practitioners, with experience in the creative industries. They really know their stuff, so you’ll get lots of hints and tips about working in the sector.

From courses to careers!

Thinking about your career - at The Bournemouth & Poole College we know that getting a good qualification is only part of the story. It's what it leads to that's really important. Our interactive widget below can help you understand some of the careers that our courses lead too, with average salries, current employment and predicted growth over the next couple of years. 

* in gross value added (Source:

** (Source: Emsi Bournemouth and Poole)