Art and Design Courses

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Art and Design

Our courses are delivered by tutors with extensive experience in the visual arts sector and their professional expertise is valued by our students. There are excellent facilities including studio spaces for painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and printmaking, as well as dark rooms. Further Education courses are offered across a wide range of art and design subjects and the Hay Gallery provides a versatile exhibition space for displaying students’ work.

The School of Art offers Higher Education Art and Design programmes in subjects including photography, 3D design and craft, fashion and textiles, fine art and graphic design. The Minories in Colchester town centre is home to a public gallery. Our Higher Education Centre provides a great range of specialist facilities for Colchester School of Art students including well-equipped teaching spaces and private study areas.

As well as a Further and Higher education courses, there is range of popular short courses in areas including bookbinding, ceramics, glassmaking, life drawing, Photoshop, portfolio preparation, printmaking and textiles.

One of the things I enjoy most about the course is that we’re able to exhibit our work to a wider audience and experiment with different mediums. My final piece is a 3D wallpaper design aimed at those who are visually impaired which involves touch as well as sightShannah Oliver - Art and Design (Progressed from: The Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form)
One of the things I enjoy most about the course is that we’re able to exhibit our work to a wider audience and experiement with different mediums. My final piece is a 3D wallpaper design aimed at those who are visually impaired which involves touch as well as sightShannah Oliver - Art and Design Level 3
I like the use of experimentation and the College provides the equipment for me to do that. I love the dark room facilities and the idea that I can produce my own negatives and images, using my hands and the knowledge that the course has helped me to build.George Fitzgibbon - Photography Level 3

We believe that people learn best when they work together, engaging in the process of debate and dialogue, instruction and construction. Our focus is on developing an environment where your imagination and creativity can flourish, in studios and workshops that are equipped to offer you the opportunity to express and realise your ideas and ambitions.

Deciding where to study and invest in your future is an important decision. At Colchester School of Art you learn in small groups, with regular quality contact time with your tutors. Our students, past and present, speak highly of the support, encouragement and advice they receive from our dedicated and experienced staff.

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