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Art & Design

The UK is world famous for its creative industries, from art, architecture and design, to fashion, film and photography - it's thriving. If you want to be a part of this exciting industry, start by exploring your artistic talents with us.


  • Students will have the opportunity to take part in life drawing classes delivered by the Royal Academy, and other workshops from visiting artists and organisations
  • You will complete a work experience placement as part of your studies
  • You will have the opportunity to visit galleries such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery and Tate Modern, and will go on trips to other establishments such as the Curwen Print Centre
  • Students have gone onto study art within a variety of different disciplines such as illustration, photography, animation, fine art and fashion
  • You can follow the Art and Design department on Instagram

Ready to create?

WUC is a unique place to study Art and Design - you will be inspired by the nature on our beautiful campus, with London's vibrant art scene just 35 minutes away.

We have four multidisciplinary Art and Design studios and a specialist computer suite providing industry standard software for all students taking design-based studies.

During your studies, you will have time to explore and practise a range of art and design disciplines including fine art painting, drawing skills, printing, photography, mixed media, sculpture, fashion, textiles, graphics and 3D design. Experiencing such a variety of techniques will help you to identify your strengths and interests, and choose a specialism for your final project.

You will finish your course with a portfolio of work which will demonstrate a deeper understanding of art and design techniques and creative thinking skills. The highlight of the course is the end of year exhibition, where you will also showcase your work to the public.

Our highly practical part-time courses in Photography will teach you how to use your camera and compose your photos before you take them. You will also learn how to edit pictures in Photoshop with confidence and produce a portfolio of your work.

Your studies are just the beginning of your creative career - everything you learn will prepare you for a variety of jobs in the creative sector and other industries. You could develop your craft and become a freelance artist, designer or photographer, work in visual merchandising, or find a job as a special effects makeup artist, magazine layout designer, animator, fashion merchandiser and more. There is a progression route to study arts related subjects at a higher level, including progressing onto a university course with us at WUC.

Aged 19 or over?

Don't let money get in the way of your education.

The Advanced Learner Loan could fund your course.

To learn more and discover if you qualify, visit