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Design and Creative Arts

Aspiring artist, designer or photographer?

Now is the perfect time to seize your opportunity.

Check out Fashion, Textiles and Interiors at The College!

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The creative industries are one of Britain’s leading growth areas and are worth £84 billion a year according to new Government statistics. (Source: Design Week) It’s also a very strong industry locally, with a predicted 20% growth between 2010 and 2015.

Fashion students showcase Tankfest 2014Based at the North Light Centre, our full-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 they’re stuff so you’ll get lots of hints and tips about working in the sector.