CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE - creative arts

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;

  • Creative Direction & Design
  • Fine Art
  • Music, TV & Radio
  • Photography
  • Broadcasting
  • Education (Arts)
  • Illustration
  • Journalism and PR (Public Relations)

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.

Excellence in Student Success and Achievements

Our students progress onto University, Apprenticeships or employment in their chosen career.

  • Over 90% achieve their first choice at University and prestigious destinations include London School of Fashion and Glasgow School of Art.
  • Pass rates are high with 100% Pass Rate at Level 3.
  • Students have placed in Young Designer of the Year as finalists for the past 3 years.

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

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.

INDUSTRY STANDARD FACILITIES

Our students have access to real working environments and move into their chosen field with practical experience in live settings including:-

  • Digital hub Mac centre
  • Photography studio and darkroom
  • Theatre and performance studios
  • Live radio studios
  • AV editing suites
  • Music recording studios
  • 3D, Art, Ceramic, Fashion & Graphics studios
  • Theatrical media makeup room

Browse our facilities gallery to find out more.

EXCELLENCE IN PARTNERSHIPS AND EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT

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 Expert Creative Tutors

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...

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Norman Lomax
Professional Photographer
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Matthew Harper
Graphic Designer
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Paul Fay
Fine Art & Sculptor
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Jon Hodson
Graphic Designer

Explore Our Facilities

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Creative Studio
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Mac Suite
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DIGITAL MEDIA

SChOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

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.