Working together - an art college run by artists
Study here and you’ll be taught by highly skilled tutors and supported by expert technicians. Their commitment to their students is second to none, in workshops, studios and beyond.
Our tutors won’t just set assignments and leave you to get on with it. Open and approachable, they’re committed and involved in the whole college community, living and breathing art.
As artists, they know how important it is to trial ideas and share expertise. They understand what it takes to develop a portfolio or prepare for an exhibition. They also know it’s essential to be able to think practically as well as creatively. Our course leaders arrange for industry to set and assess real-life briefs, helping students to understand how to succeed in business – without compromising creativity or integrity.
Art and the community
Our college has strong links with the wider community. We run a busy national and international programme of visiting artists, exhibitions, public events and partnership activities. As a student here you’ll be making connections with artists, industry and potential employers from day one.
Traditional and visionary
Many art colleges are phasing out traditional crafts such as print or analogue photography to focus more on digital methods. While we have some of the best digital courses and equipment in the country, we’re also constantly developing and improving our traditional art courses.
To illustrate our commitment, we’re investing in a new specialist art, craft and digital design centre. Opening in Autumn 2013 and costing over £7.7M, these state-of-the-art ceramics, glass and digital design workshops will include a range of facilities such as 3D printing and laser cutting.