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Art, Graphic Design and Fashion

CHANNEL YOUR CREATIVITY AND LEARN PRACTICAL SKILLS TO START YOUR CAREER IN THE ARTS.

Offered at

Rotherham College

Our variety of art, graphic design and fashion courses offered at Rotherham College allow students of all abilities the chance to let their imagination run wild, build key skills and develop knowledge to bring their creative talents to life.

You’ll be encouraged and guided by our experienced, specialist tutors in industry-level studios and facilities, building your knowledge and expertise towards your creative career goals. Our fantastic facilities include dedicated studios for Art, Fashion and Graphics with 3D workshops, ceramics areas, a textile studio, kiln room and digital suites with industry-standard software. You can enjoy talks and masterclasses from tutors and industry practitioners and visit national galleries such as Tate Liverpool and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, with a residential visit for Level 3 students to a major European city such as Barcelona, London, Madrid or Paris. You will also have the opportunity to showcase your work at our art and design exhibition and fashion shows.

Following completion of a Level 3 art, graphic design or fashion course you can go on to degree level study, undertake a creative apprenticeship, go into employment at a junior level within the creative industries or become a Freelance Artist, Graphic Designer or Fashion Designer.

Your Pathways

  • Entry Level

    Creative Design

  • Level 1

    Creative Design

  • Level 2

    Art, Design and Fashion

    Creative Digital Industries: Graphics, Media and Photography

  • Level 3

    Art and Design
    Fashion
    Creative and Digital Graphics

  • Level 4/5

    Foundation Degree in Graphic Design

  • Level 6

    BA (Hons) in Fine and Applied Art

    BA (Hons) in Graphic Communication Design

EXPLORE AND EXPRESS YOUR CREATIVITY

WORK ON LIVE BRIEFS FOR REAL CLIENTS

GAIN ACCESS TO OUR FANTASTIC FACILITIES

“College has allowed me to focus on something I am passionate about and helped me gain a better understanding of the art industry.”

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Eddie Barlow Level 3 Art and Design Former student at Oakwood High School

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

“College has allowed me to focus on something I am passionate about and helped me gain a better understanding of the art industry.”

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Eddie Barlow Level 3 Art and Design Former student at Oakwood High School

“Coming to college has allowed me to develop more confidence to help prepare me for my next step in life.”

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Georgia Whitbread Level 3 Art and Design, Former student at Rawmarsh Community School