Develop the artist in you

Get the skills you’ll need for a successful career in the creative industries.

Our North Light Centre offers a unique space for students to explore their creativity. The centre, which is based at our North Road site in Poole is home to our outstanding Art and Design lecturers who all have a wealth of creative industry experience. It also boasts a distinctive roof, which has been designed to let light in from a northerly direction following the tradition of all the best art studios.

The creative industries are one of Britain’s leading growth areas and are worth £84 billion a year according to Government statistics. (Source: Design Week) From fine art and photography through to graphic design and fashion and textiles, our courses and facilities help students gain the vital skills and experience they need to progress into a career or onto university.


  • Art studios
  • Industry standard hardware and software
  • Printmaking studio
  • Photography studio
  • Digital darkroom
  • Fashion and textiles workshop
  • Fine art studio
  • Traditional wet photographic processing studio
  • Ceramics studio