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Art and Design

More than 1.7 million people in the UK are currently working in the creative industries. Nearly a quarter of them (24%) are freelancers. In the last two years alone, the industry has grown by 10%, meaning there are 170,000 more jobs than there were two years ago. This trend looks set to continue in the future. 

So, if you want to build on your skills and join a growing industry, we've got the courses you are looking for!

Our colleges can provide you with an inspiring learning environment where you can create the projects that will prepare you for a career in digital and creative media. Start your career with us and build a top-class portfolio of your very best work. 

Choose our courses to collaborate with professional artists and employers on live projects, putting on exhibitions and learning how to sell your work. Our teaching teams are subject specialists, including practising artists and designers, who have experience in the creative industries.

Our programmes have taken students on to:

  • study degrees at top universities
  • work in design, marketing and project management jobs
  • curate at galleries
  • run their own businesses in fashion and clothes design

Our art and design department has been invited to join the prestigious University of the Arts London (UAL) examining board. This means that all art and design qualifications are awarded and certified by UAL.

Among the benefits, students will have the opportunity to have their work shortlisted to appear at the annual UAL awarding body exhibition at Chelsea College of Art. 


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