Art and Design, Fashion and Photography Courses

Our Art and Design, Fashion and Photography Courses courses are delivered by tutors with extensive experience in the visual arts sector and their professional expertise is valued by our students. 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.

There are excellent facilities including studio spaces for painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and printmaking, as well as dark rooms. Further Education study programmes 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 at University Centre Colchester (UCC) offers Art and Design BA Hons programmes in subjects including photography, fashion and textiles, fine art and graphic design. The Higher Education Centre at UCC provides a great range of specialist facilities for Colchester School of Art students including well-equipped teaching spaces and private study areas.

There is also a range of popular short courses offered by The School of Art in areas including ceramics, drawing, photography, printmaking and sewing.

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Full-time Courses

Animation and Illustration Level 3
Art and Design Level 2
Art and Design Level 3
Digital Graphics Level 3
Fashion, Textiles and Costume Level 3
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Level 3
Photography Level 2
Photography Level 3
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Zak Smith

Course:Graphic Arts Level 3
Progressed From: The Thomas Lord Audley School

"My tutor’s enthusiasm and infectious love for animation is what I value the most; his experience in the industry is invaluable. I enjoy learning through exciting project briefs that challenge me to grow as an artist and animator. "


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Short Courses and Workshops

Clay Club
Colchester Sewing Bee
Interior Design Evening Class
Introduction to Risograph Printing
Print Club
Sewing Surgery