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Art, Design & Creative Studies Courses in Guildford, Surrey

You can't get more creative than a career in art, design, media or photography. The opportunities are almost endless with a career in this field! 

A qualification in this subject is the first step along the path to working as an artist, designer, teacher, or taking photos for the press or at events. Taught in our well-equipped Art, Graphic Design and Photography studios, our highly practical courses will give you the opportunity to work with a range of methods and materials and training is given in both traditional and cutting edge techniques.

If you see your career spent behind the lens, then our photography course could be perfect for you. You will explore photography as a creative medium where you will learn the basic techniques, theories and principles and how to use photographic processes and equipment. With access to industry standard photography studios, dark rooms to develop your own photographs and the option to loan digital and film cameras, this highly practical course will allow you to develop your creativity and grasp technical concepts in a stimulating environment.

Our Media courses will provide you with both the technical and transferable skills needed to pursue a career in this competitive industry. Our outstanding facilities, including a state-of-the-art TV studio with green screen technology, video and sound editing workshops, and dedicated Mac suites, will give you hands on experience in this field.

Delivered by industry experts, these courses will nurture your artistic potential and you'll be given the opportunity not only to showcase your work at external venues, but also work on live briefs for professional clients. You could move onto more specialised courses in Fine Art, Photography, Graphic Design or Media.

Student Artwork

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Art and Design UAL Diploma Level 3 - 2020:21
UAL,art,design,creative,studies,fine,fine art,university of the arts london,london
 Adult  16-18 

Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma - 2020:21

Introduction to Creative Arts and Media - Level 1 - 2020:21

UAL Art and Design Level 2 Diploma - Art and Photography - 2020:21
 Adult  16-18 

UAL Art and Design Level 3 Diploma – Photography - 2020:21
 Adult  16-18 

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Fine Art) - 2020:21

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Photography) - 2020:21


Why Choose Guildford College?

  • State-of-the-art studios
  • Delivered by industry experts
  • Industry standard equipment
  • Outstanding resources including Mac studios
  • Expert guidance for university applications and careers advice
  • Strong links with local businesses

Day to Day in Industry

  • Materials, techniques and processes in Art and Design
  • Fine art principles
  • Painting in fine art
  • Textiles and garment production
  • Applying contextual reference in Art and Design
  • Developing an Art and Design portfolio

Jobs In Art & Design

  • Animator
  • Community Arts Worker
  • Fine Artist
  • Furniture Design
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Jewellery Designer
  • Press Photographer
  • Web Designer
Female student artist

Average Salary

Graphic designers earn an average salary of between £15,000 and £20,000 per year, rising to over £25,000 for more experienced designers. The average salary for a fine artist or painter is between £11,000 and £22,000 per year depending on experience. At the top of their profession an artist can earn up to £39,000.

Moving On

You could undertake further professional qualifications and move on to more specialised courses in Fine Art, Photography, Graphic Design or Media.


Student Soundbite

Phoebe Groes - web pic

"My course has helped with my confidence, made me look at art differently, that art can go beyond drawing into printing, graphics, textiles, photography and 3 dimensional work."

Phoebe - Art & Design Level 3 Diploma

01483 44 85 00

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