Art & Design

Our Art & Design department attracts promising young artists from across the region who are looking to work at the highest of standards. Our students achieve excellent results and progress to top universities and art schools across the country

You will learn from artists and designers who are current practitioners and experts in their fields, from art, design, fashion, graphic design, 3D, textiles to contemporary fine art, digital manipulation and more. A range of guest speakers from industry, combined with live and simulated live assignments, internal and external commissions and work experience give a real insight into working as a practising artist or designer in industry.

Classes are taught in superb, purpose-built Art and Design Studios, where you will be given the opportunity to develop your artistic talents to the full. Our end of year summer art exhibitions will provide a fantastic showcase for your work.

Check out some photos of our Student Fashion Show

In addition to your main qualification in Arts, you will gain other skills within the college’s ‘Passport to Success’. Professional abilities, English, Maths & IT and positive behaviour and values are highly valued by employers and will make you a more rounded, employable professional.

Great reasons to choose Art & Design at CRC

  • Fantastic opportunities to work on commissions and complete work experience
  • Outstanding facilities in all creative areas
  • Superb public exhibitions to showcase student work
  • Lecturers are practising artists and designers
  • Exceptional achievement and progression to employment and HE

What you can study at CRC

Level Course Title
Level 1 BTEC Certificate/Diploma Vocational Studies (Art & Design)
Level 2 BTEC Certificate/Extended Cert/Diploma (Art & Design)
Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Art & Design specialising in Fashion/Graphics/Fine Art/Textiles/Photography)
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma/Extended Diploma (Art & Design – General)
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma/Extended Diploma (Art & Design – Textiles with Fashion)
Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma/Extended Diploma (Art & Design – Graphic Design)
BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Access to Art & Design

I want to progress to the Level 2 and then specialise in Textiles at Level 3. My dream is to become a fashion designer

Jessica Gomes, Level 1 Art & Design


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"CRC gave me a great preparation for university and helped me develop professionally to achieve my final goal of becoming a teacher"

Rob Osborne – Sheffield Hallam University

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