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Art & Design

Through the study of Art & Design pupils are educated to understand themselves, others and the world around them and to express their thoughts and feelings through the making of images and objects.


Students develop their skills in a wide range of areas including drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, fashion, textiles, embroidery and new technology.

What is Art & Design?

Say the words ‘art’ and ‘design’ to people outside the sector, and they’ll invariably start talking about paintings.


But those on the inside know it’s a much more diverse field than this, with a myriad of roles, sectors and sub-sectors. In reality, very few graduates go into fine art of which ‘painting’ is only one branch – less than one percent of art and design graduates, according to the latest stats.


Most either go into non-art and design related roles, or into the applied arts – for example, product design, art direction, graphic design and fashion design.

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