Art & Design

A creative career choice is very exciting. Our inspirational courses will give you the opportunity to learn and experiment with different approaches whilst exploring a wide range of media and materials to help you develop your own creative voice.

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With studios at our Huddersfield Centre and Springfield Sixth Form Centre in Dewsbury you’ll be able take advantage of our excellent facilities boasting state-of-the-art software, materials and equipment for you to learn, explore and develop your craft, as our talented teaching team guide you through an innovative experience.

We offer practice-based courses in Photography, Graphic Design, Fashion and Fine Art, which through study will open a world of possibility into these industry sectors, whilst giving you the opportunity to turn your creative passion into an industry recognised qualification and transfer your creativity into a career.

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Why work in the Art & Design Industry?

Employment in Art, Performance and Design roles are down 0.6% since 2017

Wide range of jobs in the Art & Design Industry

A wide range of employers in the Art & Design Industry

Advertising Accounts Managers and Creative Directors

£22,859

Artists

£15,642

Actors, Entertainers and Presenters

£18,283

Dancers and Choreographers

£19,011

Considering a career in Art & Design?​

If you’re not sure what to study, then why not take some time to find out more information about possible careers?

Or, if you already have a career in mind, but you’re not sure what you need to study to pursue that career, we can help you get one step closer to that dream job.

Qualifications & levels explained

There is a wide range of qualifications and levels available, but not all of them may be right for you. If you’re not sure what qualification type or level you should be searching for, take a look at our qualifications explained.

Find the perfect career

We can help you find that perfect career even if you’re not sure what it is yet! At Kirklees College, our mission is to make you as successful as you can be, from finding the right career to gaining the right skills.

Case Studies

Harrelson Art and Design

Harrelson

Studying Art and Design Extended Diploma level 3

The course helped me develop my skills in lots of different areas – I’ve loved using my imagination and creating new things. The tutors were helpful and taught me a lot.

Anneka

Studying towards her Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design

I moved from another college after feeling the course wasn’t for me, and after attending an open day I was impressed with the facilities and equipment here. The tutors give me great advice and feedback on my work, which has helped push me in the right direction and helped me decide what I want to do in the future.
Anneka Art and Design testimonial