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Art and Design

Through art, design and your imagination, your mind will be twisting and turning, continually evolving, reinventing and redefining life. You will see your work in action, view how it can change your whole mood and the environment around you. That is why we choose the creative life, to create something that leaves the world touched by wonder.


Students will be able to enjoy our specialist facilities, including two fully equipped Apple Mac suites, a large traditional Art Studio which caters for 2D and textiles fashion sessions, plus much more.

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West Lancashire College Wednesday 18th September 2024 4:00pm - 6:00pm Find out more

What can I study?

Art and Design Level 2

The Art and Design Level 2 course will develop your skills and knowledge across a wide range of art and design disciplines.

Length: 1 Year
Study: Full Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: West Lancashire College

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Art and Design Level 3

This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to gain a vocational qualification in Art and Design, as a step towards a career in the industry or a university application.

Length: 2 Years
Study: Full Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: West Lancashire College

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Contact our team

Meet our Art and Design students and tutors

What can I do with a qualification in Art and Design?

Daily tasks:

  • Operates sound mixing and dubbing equipment to obtain desired mix, level and balance of sound.
  • Manages health and safety issues.
  • Operates equipment to record, edit and play back films and television programmes.
  • Checks operation and positioning of projectors, vision and sound recording equipment, and mixing and dubbing equipment.
  • Controls transmission, broadcasting and satellite systems for television and radio programmes, identifies and solves related technical problems.
  • Takes, records and manipulates digital images and digital video footage.
  • Photographs subject or follows action by moving camera.
  • Operates scanning equipment to transfer image to computer and manipulates image to achieve the desired effect.
  • Inserts lenses and adjusts aperture and speed settings as necessary.
  • Arranges subject, lighting, camera equipment and any microphones.

Median Salary

£24,764 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Produces or oversees creation of the final product.
  • Liaises with other parts of the production team to ensure graphic design fits with other elements, processes and timescales.
  • Prepares specification and instructions for realisation of the project.
  • Prepares sketches, scale drawings, models, colour schemes and other mock-ups to show clients and discusses any required alterations.
  • Undertakes research into project, considers previous related projects and compares costs of using different processes.
  • Liaises with client to clarify aims of project brief, discusses media, software and technology to be used, establishes timetable for project and defines budgetary constraints.

Median Salary

£26,083 View more

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