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Newcastle College School of Art and Design is a specialist art facility in Newcastle Upon Tyne. We have a rich history of innovation and experimentation and we are able to trace our roots back nearly 100 years to the original Municipal College of Art and Industrial Design.

Our specialist art facilities allow you to develop your craft, collaborate with other artists and learn from tutors with years of industry experience. 

Throughout your course you will build a strong creative portfolio, enjoy our first-class facilities and gain invaluable work experience. 

You can study college, adult, undergraduate and postgraduate courses in:

  • Fine Art

  • Ceramics

  • 3D Design

  • Interior Design

  • Fashion

  • Textile Design

Our alumni include Moonpig Design Director Geoffrey Sanderson, Barbour Menswear Designer Jodie Brady and renowned fashion stylist Jo Shippen.

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What can I do with a qualification in Art and Design?

Daily tasks:

  • Produces works on commission basis for clients.
  • Markets and sells finished work directly to customers.
  • Liaises with writers and publishers to produce book illustrations.
  • Uses artistic skills to restore damaged artworks.
  • Approaches managers of galleries and exhibitions in order to get finished work displayed.
  • Builds up composition into finished work by carving, sculpting, etching, painting, engraving, drawing, etc..
  • Prepares sketches, scale drawings or colour schemes.
  • Selects appropriate materials, medium and method.
  • Onceives and develops ideas and ways of working for artistic composition.

Median Salary

£26,452 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Makes alterations to finished garments according to customer.
  • Shapes garment by pressing seams, pleats, etc..
  • Sews garment parts together by hand or machine, makes buttonholes and sews on fasteners and trimmings.
  • Pins/tacks and fits garment on customer or dummy model and makes any necessary alterations.
  • Arranges pattern on correct grain of fabric, marks position and cuts out garment parts with hand shears, electric knife or cutting machine.
  • Examines fabrics or skins for flaws and prepares materials for cutting.
  • Prepares individual or adapts stock pattern.
  • Takes customer.

Median Salary

£22,779 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Produces or oversees creation of the final product.
  • Liaises with other parts of the production team to ensure graphic design fits with other elements, processes and timescales.
  • Prepares specification and instructions for realisation of the project.
  • Prepares sketches, scale drawings, models, colour schemes and other mock-ups to show clients and discusses any required alterations.
  • Undertakes research into project, considers previous related projects and compares costs of using different processes.
  • Liaises with client to clarify aims of project brief, discusses media, software and technology to be used, establishes timetable for project and defines budgetary constraints.

Median Salary

£28,115 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Arranges conferences, exhibitions, seminars, etc. to promote the image of a product, service or organisation.
  • Stays abreast of changes in media, readership or viewing figures and advertising rates.
  • Reviews and revises campaign in light of sales figures, surveys, etc..
  • Conceives advertising campaign to impart the desired product image in an effective and economical way.
  • Liaises with client to discuss product/service to be marketed, defines target group and assesses the suitability of various media.

Median Salary

£44,714 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Produces and/or assesses reports and recommendations concerning marketing and sales strategies.
  • Controls the recruitment and training of staff.
  • Examines and analyses sales figures, advises on and monitors marketing campaigns and promotional activities.
  • Discusses employer.
  • Liaises with other senior staff to determine the range of goods or services to be sold.
Newcastle College Business 1

Median Salary

£78,034 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Directs the arranging of conferences, exhibitions, seminars, etc. to promote the image of a product, service or organisation.
  • Stays abreast of changes in media, readership or viewing figures and advertising rates.
  • Reviews and revises campaign strategy in light of sales figures, surveys, etc. and takes appropriate corrective measures if necessary.
  • Conceives advertising campaign to impart the desired product image in an effective and economical way.
  • Defines target group and implements strategy through appropriate media planning work.
  • Liaises with client to discuss product/service to be marketed and develops the most appropriate strategy to deliver the objectives.
Newcastle College Business 10

Median Salary

£59,250 View more

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