Having the ability to be inventive, creative and develop ideas that transform your experience of the world are core elements of a career in the creative industries. So, if you enjoy art and design and want to experience a broad range of activities with the option to learn specialist skills, our art and design pathways will provide you with these learning opportunities.
We offer two options for you to start your studies in the art and design industry depending on your GCSE results. Our Level 3 course and its specialist pathways offers you the choice of university study or employment on successful completion of your course. Our Level 2 course is ideal should your GCSE results not be what you expected.
If you are passionate about art & design and would like a career in the creative industries, our Art & Design courses can help develop your artistic skills and interests. This course is perfect for students who like the practical approach to studying. You will experience many different disciplines including; fine art, illustration, graphics, photography, fashion, textiles and 3D design. On this course you will also visit local galleries and craft businesses, work in teams and on your own.
If you are interested in art and design and would like to learn in a practical way and develop your skills and knowledge in this area, then this course is an excellent choice.
As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement. For more details please click here.
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4 GCSEs at grade 3, including English or maths.
By completing hands-on projects and themed assignments that are designed to develop your knowledge and skills within a range of subject areas such as fine art, illustration, graphics, photography, fashion, textiles and 3D. English and maths, up to Level 2, is included in this study programme.
Lots of variety, including practical lessons, demonstration of techniques, and access to specialist workshops, educational trips, client based assignments and presentations.
To develop your creative identity and confidence, working on your own and within a team.
Continue your studies with our Art & Design Diploma Level 3.
Careers in this industry
- Fine artist
- Graphic designer
- Jewellery maker
- Fashion designer
Tim McQuillen-Wright Costume & Set Designer
On completion of his graphic design course Tim went to university to study theatre design. He is now a set and costume designer and has worked on a wide range of theatre productions including Shrek, Ghost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Wizard of Oz, Moulin Rouge and many more.
“The skills of analysing a brief, presenting ideas and collaborating with peers and specialist artists, are all vital elements of my work now and the basis of those skills was learned during my time at Cornwall College. The freedom to explore on this course was such a change from the strictly regulated learning I’d experienced up until this point and the quality of my fellow students’ work was a great inspiration.”
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.