Former student, Robert, produces an award winning radio drama in New York.
Our established Centre of Excellence is focused on raising aspirations in Creative Arts through innovative and outstanding teaching and delivers a wide range of courses up to degree level for careers in;
Pass rates are high with 100% Pass Rate at Level 3 and over 90% of our students achieve their first choice place at University with prestigious destinations including London School of Fashion and Glasgow School of Art.
Expert tutors are practicing artists, designers and photographers who have all gained substantial experience in their field.
The creative sector offers a diverse range of careers from illustrator, artist or graphic designer to jewellery designer, printer and photographer.
The UK creative sector continues to grow, with an increased demand for those with new technology skills. Over 44% of those who work in creative roles are self-employed. A junior graphic designer can expect to earn up to £19,000, with experience this may rise to £35,000.
An experienced textile designer, Illustrator and jewellery designer could earn £28,000 on average.While a senior designer’s salary may rise to in excess of £40,000.
Our students progress onto University, Apprenticeships or employment in their chosen career.
Our expert tutors are time served experts in their industry and hold the highest qualifications in their field. They have worked in the careers we are training students for and engage in continued professional development to stay ahead.
Meet some of our professional artists in the expert tutor profiles.
Our students have access to real working environments and move into their chosen field with practical experience in live settings including:-
Browse our facilities gallery to find out more.
Our students engage in live industry projects with leading companies locally, nationally and internationally. Engagement with businesses and other organisations such as charities provides excellent opportunities to deliver work in industry see some examples from the last few years...
Our tutors are time served experts in their field as well as holding qualifications to Masters and Post Graduate level in their area of expertise. They have worked in the careers we are training students for and engage in continued professional development to stay ahead of developments, meet some of them here...
During his second year at Wigan & Leigh College, fashion student James Vickerman reached the final of the Clothes Show Live Young Designer of the Year competition.
Megan completed her Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion & Clothing with Distinction*| Distinction*| Distinction and progressed on to study Fashion at UCLan.
Madara recently gained a full time position at Matalan as a Junior Designer for Children's Clothes through her work placement at the University Centre Wigan & Leigh College.
Our Centre of Excellence offers exceptionally talented students a Scholarship worth up to £2,000*.
The scholarship is designed to help students reach their full potential. Students can use the fund towards the cost of equipment and travel.
Details on how to apply for the Scholarship will be available at your College interview.