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Art and Design

As a young creative, you’re just beginning to discover your creative voice. It’s important that you have a safe space to explore your ideas and have the right support to help you become the best you can possibly be.


Join our creative community at Newcastle College. We offer college BTEC courses in everything from art and design to fashion to 3D design in fantastic facilities such as fully-equipped sculpture studios and textile workshops. 

Plus, you’ll gain invaluable insight from tutors with years of experience as well as industry-leading guest speakers, preparing you for your career in art and design.

Our art and design college courses are based at Rye Hill Campus. Search for your perfect art and design course now and apply today. 

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What can I study?

Art and Design - Level 1

Fall back in love with learning and study this fun Art and Design course.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Art and Design - Level 2

Want to study Art and Design? Need to develop your ability and portfolio? This introductory Art and Design course will set you up with the right skills to advance.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Art and Design - Level 3

This one-year Art and Design Subsidiary Diploma is designed for students who have a passion for Art and Design but have previously missed out on achieving GCSE English and maths grade 4 or above.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 6th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Art and Design - Level 3

Step out of the classroom and into a creative community with this fun Art and Design course.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

An exploratory year to help you make an informed choice before you head off to Uni.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Fashion and Textiles - Level 3

As a Fashion and Textiles student, you will be introduced to a range of specialisms including fashion design, interior design, costume, wallpaper and soft furnishings.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Fashion, Business and Retail - Level 3

Learn how to style fashion shoots, create visual merchandising and design editorial.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Interior and Architecture Fundamentals - Level 3

This Interior and Architecture Fundamentals course is the perfect place to begin your architecture or interior design career.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Meet our staff and students

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:

  • Observes and manages intellectual property issues.
  • Specifies materials, production method and finish for aesthetic or functional effect, and oversees production of sample and/or finished product.
  • Submits design to management, sales department or client for approval, communicates design rationale and makes any necessary alterations.
  • Prepares sketches, designs, mock-ups and storyboards for consideration by theatre/film director or client.
  • Prepares sketches, designs, patterns or prototypes for textiles, clothing, footwear, jewellery, fashion accessories, set props, wigs, ceramics, plastics, motor vehicles, domestic appliances and engineering products.
  • Undertakes research to determine market trends, production requirements, availability of resources and formulates design concepts.
  • Liaises with client to determine the purpose, cost, technical specification and potential uses/users of product.

Median Salary

£30,535 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.
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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.
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Median Salary

£59,250 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Examines quality of merchandise and ensures that effective use is made of advertising and display facilities.
  • Authorises payment for supplies received and decides on vending price and credit terms.
  • Maintains financial and other shop records and controls security arrangements for the premises.
  • Ensures that adequate reserves of merchandise are held and orders new stock as required.
  • Provides information about merchandise to staff and customers and ensures customer complaints are appropriately dealt with.
  • Oversees staff training, rotas and the allocation of work.
  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements.
  • Defines the market position for the business, decides what to sell, forecasts demand and develops the brand image of the business.

Median Salary

£29,440 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Briefs advertising team on client requirements, monitors the progress of advertising campaigns and liaises with client on potential modifications.
  • Discusses possible changes that need to be made in terms of design, price, packaging, promotion etc. in light of market research with appropriate departments.
  • Collates and interprets findings of market research and presents results to clients.
  • Establishes an appropriate quantitative and qualitative market research methodology and prepares proposals outlining programmes of work and details of costs.
  • Discusses business methods, products or services and targets customer group with employer or client in order to identify marketing requirements.

Median Salary

£29,538 View more

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