Art & Design

Art & Design
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Put your creativity and imagination to good use and train for a dynamic career in the world of Art and Design.

Designed specifically for those wanting a career in fine art, graphic and digital media design, fashion, photography or visual merchandising. These exciting and comprehensive courses will help you shape your natural creativity and develop your career-ready knowledge. Macclesfield College benefits from well-equipped studios with industry-standard graphics, photography, fashion and fine art facilities.

courses available in art & design
Level 1 Art, Design & Media
Level 2 Art & Design
Level 3 Creative Practice: Art, Design & Communication
Level 3 Foundation Studies: Art & Design (Post A level)
Develop Your Printmaking Skills
Develop your Skills in Painting and Drawing
Develop your Skills in Photography
Develop your skills in the art of Garment Making
Introduction to Painting and Drawing
Introduction to the Art of Garment Making
Pottery Workshop
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Why study here?

The Macclesfield Colleges art course started in 1910 and has since been recognised in Macclesfield as a college of choice for art and design programmes.

These courses allows students to complete an exploratory period which allows them to experience all aspects of art before specialising in a specific area such as fine art, fashion and photography.

Students will visit and host a number of exhibitions throughout the academic year to showcase their skills and develop their understanding of how-to curate pieces and exhibitions themselves.

Students on Art and Design programmes benefit from:

Professional standard exhibition and gallery areas

Annual end-of-year showcase

State-of-the-art facilities


Programmers and software development professionals, Graphic designers, Web design and development professionals, Product, clothing and related designers, Photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators, Upholsterers

Skills Required for art & design
Good attention to detail
Ability to work well with others
Patience and the ability to remain calm under pressure
Ability to use career-specific technology
Ability to work independently
Computer literate and able to use key design software
Behaviours Required for art & design
Creative mindset
Open minded
Forward thinking
Team & independent worker
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