Art, Design, Media & Production

CAREER PATHS: Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Fine Artist, Animator, Illustrator, Photographer, Make-up Artist and Film Production.

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The arts have the power to set the imagination free, to move and challenge people. Creative arts education supports the growth of transferable skills enabling you to take up employment within a broad range of industries.

School of Art and Design

Explore a wide range of exciting, stimulating creative opportunities whilst developing your own individual style. You will be encouraged to experiment within the varied field of Art & Design, drawing from the vibrancy of both historical and contemporary creative practice. You will explore the potential of a wide range of media, materials and technology to develop individual responses to a broad range of creative briefs. All practical work will be supported by the study of Art and Design theory and contextual understanding.

Media Make-up

Interested in the creative side of hair and make-up? Study a wide range of specialist make-up techniques used in Fashion, Film, TV and Theatre productions. If you love being creative, and the work of hair and makeup, this is the perfect career to open up a world of opportunities.


Digital Media

The digital world is the future! Affecting all areas of media, become a digital media professional and be part of an ever-changing digital landscape. Develop highly desirable specialist skills in technology which can take you into the world of film computer games and visual effects industries.


Performing Arts

If you have ambitions to work in performing arts and related industries, this course will start you off on the right road. This is a highly practical course with a mix of workshops, projects and productions delivered by experts in the industry. You will develop your performance skills for areas of theatre and film, as well as acting, theatre making and the business of performing arts. This course will help you to develop a portfolio of work so you can progress to a range of Level 3 qualifications and a career in professional performance.

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Art, Design, Media & Production Courses

Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media

If creativity and artistic endeavour is your dream for a career, then this foundation course in Art, Design and Media is a great starting point. It provides the perfect base to further your ambitions and ultimately obtain a full degree. The course is made up of a variety of disciiplines that you will be encouraged to master. The many practical art projects, will help to discover your artistic creativity and reach your full potential. You will be encouraged to experiment and innovate so that your creativity flourishes and the highest levels of originality and competence are achieved. Our workshops and studios, together with professional guidance from tutors, provides the perfect atmosphere to perform to the best of your abilities. With the skills and expertise gained from this course, you will be able to go on to complete your degree ambitions at the School of Art and Design.

1 Year



Level 2 UAL Diploma in Art and Design

If you're creative and enjoy the arts, then this course could be for you. This practical and highly expressive course will hone your artistic skills and help you become experienced in a range of creative industries. You'll be taught problem-solving and task-planning skills and will be encouraged by your personal tutor to make decisions in response to a range oc creative briefs. You'll also gain a good grasp of a mix of art and design approaches and get hands-on with a range of artistic methods, techniques and materials including 3D, photography, fine art and Graphic Design.. This qualification provides a smooth transition from diploma to Level 3 in Art & Design.

2 Years



Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production and Technology.

Interested in the dynamic and creative world of film animation and the production of video games? On our creative digital media course you’ll learn about 2D and 3D animation and how to produce digital games. Using top of the range software, you’ll be taught all the skills and techniques you need. And to help you create far-off worlds and wonderful animated characters, you’ll also be taught how to use 3DS Max, Animate, After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop and Illustrator.

2 Years



Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts (Media Make-Up)

If you want to work as a make-up artist in the exciting and dynamic world of fashion, film, theatre and television this is the course for you. You will be taught a range of practical skills including creative makeup, wig making, period hairstyling, prosthetics and body painting, you will work on live performances and collaborate with other creative professionals. On successful completion of this course you can progress onto higher education or enter the industry in a junior role.

2 Years



Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Art and Design

For those who possess a creative talent, an exciting career awaits. This course helps develop practical skills within a range of art and design specialist areas, enabling you to focus your talents and develop your passion in a specific subject. Following an in-depth exploration into a range of Art & Design disciplines, you will then make an informed decision on your chosen career path and follow subjects in either Graphic Design, Photography, Fine Art & 3D, as well as expanding your contextual understanding and develop your research skills.

2 Years



Level 2 UAL Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology

If you’re looking to become a part of the exciting world of Creative Digital Media, then the first step is to enrol onto our UAL accredited Games, Animation and Film course. This Level 2 programme introduces you to Creative Media Skills through hands on project-based experiences, allowing you to experiment and achieve, with access to Professional Digital Media Equipment and Software tools, direct from the creative industries.

This UAL course will suit students that like practical application with supporting theory to extend further knowledge of the Creative Media subject. You will explore a variety of methods and techniques that allow you to reflect on any skills you have learned, this is a fundamental part of your student experience. The skills you acquire by achieving this Level 2 Qualification build a solid foundation to enable you to progress further along the Creative Industries pathway.

2 Years


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