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Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

“I feel much more supported and have opened up more here. I get involved in sports now, as they adapt the activities to enable me to join in. I just love it here; we have a great laugh.”

Jacob Hunter - FLEX student
Jacob Hunter FLEX student
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We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2022-23 or 2023-24. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Start an exciting career in Art, Graphic Design and Fashion

The art and design sector is ideal for those who have a creative spark, passion for art and want to pursue a colourful career.

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Graphic Designer

Average salary - £28,100*

Graphic Designers use illustrative and multimedia techniques to create visual branding, adverts, brochures, magazines, website designs, product packaging and displays.

Day to day tasks

Discussing requirements with clients, coming up with creative ideas and presenting them, working to budgets and deadlines, explaining requirements to photographers and printers and keeping up to date with design trends and new software tools.**

Working environments:

Creative studios, office settings or at a client’s business.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Product Designer

Average salary - £29,400*

Product Designers create designs for new products and improve existing ones.

Day to day tasks

Discuss client requests, explore how existing products work and are used, develop ideas, outline plans, identify suitable product material, utilise computer design software to make blueprints, produce prototypes and test and refine designs.**

Working environments:

Workshops, creative studios or an office setting.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the art and design sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Innovation
  • Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Detail Orientated

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

What our students say

“I enjoy being in a working environment in the college restaurant and serving customers”

Anonymous Level 2 Food and Beverage Services Former student at Winterhill School

“I have made new friends on my course and love how many opportunities there are to get involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities while at college”

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Chelsea Smith Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up Former student at the Laurel Academy

“I have met new friends and enjoy doing a variety of activities, including football and rounders.”

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Abigail Whittaker Level 3 Public Services Former student at Wickersley School

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

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