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Show off your individuality and creativity in our specialist studio spaces including the ceramic studio, painting studio, colour and monochrome dark room and digital labs, where you will explore a wide range of art disciplines.

St Helens College's art and design department is renowned for its well-established and successful courses, offering excellent progression from level 1 qualifications through to honours degrees. 

You will benefit

You will be taught in a lively and creative environment by highly qualified staff, many with industry experience and will benefit from group projects and ‘live-briefs’ to develop valuable employability skills.

You will succeed

Students from St Helens College regularly gain places at top universities across the country including Wimbledon College of Art, Falmouth University and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Many also choose to ‘stay local’ and continue their studies at University Centre St Helens. You will be encouraged to set challenging personal targets and be supported every step of the way to help you succeed. 

You will stand out

You will be encouraged to develop a personal and open-minded approach to Art and Design and discover how to present your work effectively and speak confidently about your ideas.

Guest speakers will give you a valuable insight into how to succeed in the creative industries and you will have the opportunity to participate in exhibitions where your work will be showcased and celebrated.

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Picture showing the types of careers and salaries you could earn in the Art and Design industry. Interior Designer: £18,000 - £45,000, Illustrator: £18,000 - £40,000, Graphic Designer: £18,000 - £35,000, Photographer: £17,000 - £45,000, Architect: £27,000 - £90,000+, Art Therapist: £33,000 - £45,000,
*Salary data collected from various sources, July 2022

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Inspiring Success

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"After having the freedom to explore and experiment with my interests creatively on my course, I now know that I want to be an Architect one day."

Dylan, Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design Practice

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