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Art & Design

The art & design department at Lichfield College offers specialist guidance and facilities to guide you towards a career within the creative industries based on individuals’ strengths and interests, be that in art & design, graphics, fashion and textiles, or photography.

You will be given the opportunity to develop your skills in our purpose built art & design studios using Adobe software, and gain practical skills in graphics and digital illustration, fashion and textiles, ceramics, photography, dark room, and general purpose studio spaces.

Our facilities will provide you with a starting point from which you can build your professional career. Employment opportunities vary enormously, and you will be given the opportunity to develop your skills in our purpose built Art & Design studios using Adobe software, and gain practical skills in graphics and digital illustration, fashion and textiles, ceramics, photography, dark room, and general purpose studio spaces.

We fully support your ongoing progression, be that to a next level course, onto HE level courses at university, or equipping you with practical skills and knowledge to enable you to market and promote your work through digital portfolios and gain commissions as independent practitioners.

The creative industry is growing rapidly in areas such as digital design, games design, fashion design, commercial art, health and wellbeing, contemporary art, community art, TV and film industries and 3D design and crafts. This is a multi-billion-pound industry, and the UK is a world leader in many of the above.

Lichfield College is a creative campus housing courses encompassing all areas of the creative industries (art and design, music production, performing arts, Media and games production). This creates an exciting and stimulating environment whilst also enabling exciting collaborations to take place between departments.

Specialist Staff

Passionate tutors who have a wealth of experience in their specialist fields.

Hugely Rewarding

Every day is different working within the creative Industry.

Find your passion

Courses are designed to give you a range of experiences to find your passion.

Change the World

Art and Design influences the world around us.  Be part of that change.

Key information

All our art & design courses are designed to maximises your creative potential. You will be introduced to new skills and supported to develop existing ones within a broad range of specialist fields such as photography, fashion and textiles, fine art, 3D and sculpture, digital art and animation.

Armed with these skills, we will challenge you to apply them through a range of exciting, stimulating, and challenging art & design briefs. These will allow you to build on your technical skills and develop core skills in maths, English, problem solving, communication, teamwork, analytical thinking, self-management, and resilience; all the skills employers are looking for in potential employees.

You can become a…
  • Freelance visual Artist
  • Gallery curator
  • Art therapist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Teacher
  • Ceramicist
  • Arts development
  • Art conservator
  • Architecture

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You don’t just need to have left school to become an apprentice, we have apprenticeship offers for all ages and are a great way for adults to retrain for a new career. Whatever destination you’ve set your sights on, an apprenticeship will help you get there.
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Why SSC?

At South Staffordshire College our students come first, and everything we do is aimed at helping you to realise your full potential. We are about careers not courses and our expert staff will make sure you have the skills and knowledge needed to give you that competitive edge for when you start your career within your chosen industry.

As a school leaver, you will be treated as an adult, within a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll enjoy more freedom and independence, and you’ll make many new friends, all with the same passion and journey ahead as you. As an adult, we understand you may feel uneasy about returning to education, but there is no need to be. We have smaller class sizes and supportive tutors to make you feel very welcome.

#CreateYourCareer with us.

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