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Art & Design (Photography, Fashion & Graphics)
Art & Design (Photography, Fashion & Graphics)

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Mode of study Vocational Full Time
Duration 2 Years
Campus English Bridge Campus
Start date 2 September 2019
Course code FLR3ANE (1921)
  • Who is it for?

    Since 1855, Shrewsbury School of Art has established an enviable reputation. To continue this proud tradition, we are currently seeking new artists and designers, passionate about reaching their full potential. The programme provides a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification designed to equip individuals with the knowledge, skills and understanding required for success in higher education, and ultimately the creative industries. Most students choose to extend their studies at renowned ‘first-choice’ Universities, choosing from a wide range of Degree courses related to Art & Design.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will require a minimum of four GCSEs at grade C (4) or above, ideally these should be Art & Design, English, mathematics and Design Technology (Graphic Products, Product Design, Resistant Materials or Textiles).

  • What does the course involve

    Over two years, this course embraces all aspects of 2D and 3D Art & Design and provides learners with a clear framework for their professional development providing the intellectual, academic and subject-specific skills required for them to define their own professional practice. Progressively, learners are encouraged to cross boundaries and develop a wide range of skills in painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, graphics, textiles, and 3D design. Moreover, each year learners visit many exhibitions, galleries and are offered the opportunity to enjoy a residential contextual studies trip to a European capital.

  • How much does it cost

    Students have to provide their own materials. Please note, Art & Design materials are expensive and there will be on going costs throughout the year. A contribution towards educational visits may also be requested.

  • Additional Notes

    You will gain an exciting and diverse portfolio of work from a wide range of specialist areas which will equip you when applying to Higher Education creative degree courses and help pave the way for a future career as a professional artist or designer. The lecturing staff are encouraging and supportive on this very lively, demanding and enjoyable course.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email:

Rhianne Stubbs

Rhianne Stubbs

A Level Fine Art (Biology and English Literature)
Previous Institution: Priory School

Art at Shrewsbury Colleges Group is so expansive, it’s not just all about portraiture. Your ideas can be endless and the teachers allow you to explore all forms. I really enjoy A Level Art, it’s something I do at College and a hobby for me at home.

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Career Options

  • Arts officers, producers and directors

    Up to £44,000

  • Graphic designers

    Up to £32,000


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