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Art and Design Courses at DCG

Picturing a bright future for yourself in the creative industries? DCG helps turn your talent and ideas into a sustainable career where you can really make your mark. Fine art, graphic design, animation, illustration, photography, product design, arts administration … the opportunities are as endless as your imagination.

We give you plenty of freedom to express your originality but always with a real-world focus. You’ll gain high-level practical skills, commercial know-how and an appreciation of latest techniques, materials and technologies so that you’re well prepared for success as a modern creative practitioner.

You’ll be based at the Joseph Wright Centre, a hotbed of activity with specialist art studios and industry-standard resources for print-making, ceramics, 3D design, textile design and much more. You can reach new audiences with your work through end-of-year exhibitions, arts festivals and competitions.

We run courses at various levels to suit students with different interests and experience. Many want to progress to a degree so our Higher Foundation Studies programme is the ideal way to explore your future options. You could even stay on to take our Foundation Degree and BA (Hons) Creative Practice which encourage collaboration between different artistic disciplines.

Art and Design – Course Listings

Course Type: Adult and Community
Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Course Type: Higher Education
Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Course Type: Higher Education
Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Joseph Wright Centre

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The Joseph Wright Centre Open Day – 20/01/22

Joseph Wright Centre
20-01-2022

Key Information

Join our dynamic artistic community and you’ll discover all the inspiration, support and guidance you need. Our teaching team comprises experienced art and design practitioners who will give you fascinating insights into the way the creative economy operates. Thanks to their links with local arts organisations and businesses, you’ll make valuable contacts through work placements, employer-led projects and major events such as our Creative Industry Week.

Our staff not only nurture your artistic vision and technical prowess but also build your interpersonal, networking, enterprise and employability skills – especially important in a sector where many workers are freelance. When you leave us, you’ll have an impressive portfolio to present to potential employers, universities or clients.

Discover our campuses and facilities here. Each campus page contains:

  • 360-degree images of our facilities
  • A location map
  • A list of courses that are run at the campus
  • Student Success Stories

To find out more about our Art and Design courses attend our next course and career events or contact us on 0800 028 0289

Press the Apply Now button, that can be found at the top and bottom of every course information page and follow the instructions for the InTouch applications portal.

If you are unable to apply online, contact Student Services who will help you complete your application form and will be able to help and guide you to make a decision on the course of study to meet your needs and ambitions.

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Art and Design – Success Stories

Richard Mylemans

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John Hancock

Higher Education

John Hancock holding a guitar and his painting of a flower

Jamie Holmes

School Leaver Vocational

Jamie Holmes

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