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You'll study Art and Design with lecturers who are themselves practicing artists, discovering your strengths and finding confidence in your talents as you prepare for your next steps.

Our Art and Design courses are designed to be broad and exploratory, allowing you to find your own strengths as a creative practitioner.

You'll develop art, design and communication skills, working on assignment briefs within themed projects. There are opportunities to study a range of subject areas including printmaking, fine art, 3D design, graphic design, photography, fashion and textiles and drawing techniques. You will be taught by experienced and dedicated lecturers who are themselves creative practitioners with relevant professional experience, supported by technicians working in industry standard studios and workshops. Regular visits to exhibitions both regionally and nationally will enrich your classroom learning. After completing a Level 3 course with us you'll be able to progress onto our highly regarded, one-year pre-degree Foundation Art and Design course. This course has seen students accepted to prestigious universities including, Central St. Martins, Goldsmiths, Slade, Anglia Ruskin, Falmouth, Kingston, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Arts University Bournemouth and London College of Communication.

Meet your lecturer
Samantha O'Neill,
Lecturer in Photography,

Samantha O'Neill is known as Samantha Horn in her professional career as an Artist. Samantha has two first class degrees, a BA in Photography and a Masters in Fine Art. Her former career in Costume Design for film and television culminated with her winning an Emmy in 2006 but more importantly has allowed her concerns within the mediums of photography, film and costume to evolve in an enquiring and exploratory manner. Her work, primarily created through the use of photography, is concerned with 'cultural identity' and notions of 'belonging' found within narratives of European 'portrayal'. Samantha practices both digital and analog including 10x8 camera photography.

Rob MacPherson,

Rob MacPherson is a multi-disciplinary artist specialising in Fine Art, installation, sculpture, digital and video art. He studied BA Fine Art at Oxford Brookes University and completed his post graduate MA in Fine Art and PGCE at Kingston University. Alongside his art practice, Rob has extensive industry experience across a range of art and design related sectors and disciplines, including 7 years lecturing experience in BA Fine Art, Foundation Art and Design, and Level 1, 2, 3 Art & Design. Rob’s on-going collaborative art practice employs a synergistic approach to process, facilitating a platform for conversation and combining making methods, creating a larger forum for art-making to occur. Rob has curated and exhibited widely across the UK and Europe, including on-going collaborative projects with a variety of artist lead organisations and artists.

Tracey Nichols,

Tracey is 3D Design Lecturer and Course Leader to UAL Level 1 & 2 Art and Design. With 24 years' teaching experience in further education, she has held several different teaching positions ranging from Senior Practitioner and Deputy Head to guest lecturer for Poole and East Dorset Arts Society. Whilst undertaking her degree in Multidisciplinary 3D Design from Brunel University she produced exhibition designs for Finning Caterpillar and Princess Yachts.

She professionally exhibits her work and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and interests with others. In addition to 3D Design she teaches drawing techniques, contextual studies, printmaking, and visual communication. She is a PGCE teaching mentor for Greenwich University and has led several ‘live’ projects for students.

Technician and Printmaking Instructor,

Sarah is the Art/3D Technician and printmaking instructor at Salisbury campus. She has 15 years’ experience working as an art and design technician in secondary and FE educational settings. Sarah completed a BA (Hons) Fine Art degree at Portsmouth University in 2003, where her work focused on the distortion, disintegration and fragmentation of memory. Her specialisms are primarily printmaking and textiles alongside a large repertoire of art practices including 2D and 3D materials, techniques and processes. She enjoys encouraging students to try new mediums, giving them confidence to translate and experiment with their artwork in new, spontaneous and unexpected ways.

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