Art & Design
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Our Art, Design and Media encompasses a rapidly expanding and ever-changing range of disciplines. Whether you want to become an Artist, Graphic Designer, Computer Animator, Illustrator, Fashion Designer, Sculptor, Filmmaker or Photographer, Kendal College can provide you with a step on the road to one of these rewarding careers: in addition to developing creative potential – a valuable asset to any employer in the sector. Our industry-experienced tutors will ensure that you develop the in-depth knowledge, skills and experience to progress to University or directly into employment.
Experienced tutors work closely with students to ensure that they are always learning the latest techniques, using the most modern software and equipment. The College has fantastic facilities within the Art & Design department, so students get the opportunity to learn using our Print Studio, Ceramic Workshop, Textile Studio, MAC Suite, Metal Workshop and Wood Workshop. The courses are designed to offer an introduction to a broad range of specialisms and student students can then choose to specialise and hone their skills in a specific area. Our students are also encouraged to take part in competition events like the annual UK WorldSkills, where they have a proud history of individual and team success.
“After my A-Level results, I realised I had passion for Art, which I wanted to pursue, so I decided to give this course a go and haven’t looked back. The atmosphere at the Arts & Media Campus is very busy and lively and I like how you get exposed to different courses, for example, you’ll go out of your room and there could be drama students dancing or noise from the bands.
The course has thrown up lots of opportunities including visits to galleries in London, working on live projects with local graphic design companies and working to a brief to design posters for the drama and film department. The course is practical and hands-on so I am always busy doing something; from printing to photography, which encourages you to explore a range of disciplines.
After finishing the course, I am now hoping to get a Graphic Design degree at UCLan as I’ve enjoyed it so much that I just want to keep learning.”
Art & Design Foundation Degree (Specialising in Fine Art)
Kendal College’s reputation, expertise and modern facilities will ensure that you have an excellent opportunity to forge a career in the creative industries. Students work in bright, inspiring studios with unlimited access to specialist creative resources from our well-equipped workshops. Our tutors have established excellent links with local design companies and our students are able to benefit from this external expertise on work placements as an enhancement to the course. Our Arts & Media Campus is a vibrant, exciting, creative space where students enjoy learning under the guidance of expert staff.
Most of our students progress to University and higher level study and some directly into employment and apprenticeships. In the creative industry, there are a large number of opportunities with some of our past students securing sought after places in Fashion Promotion at The London College of Fashion, Textiles at Goldsmiths University of London and Fine Art at Edinburgh and Falmouth College of Art & Design. Career opportunities in this sector are very varied and include illustration, graphic, interior and fashion design, architecture, fine art and art history.
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