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You need English and maths skills to get on in life. They will support your studies at the College, help with everyday tasks and pave the way to future career success.
If you don’t already have a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths – or equivalent qualifications – you will continue studying these subjects as part of your course at Derby College.
We’ll support you all the way: working with you on the right programme of development throughout your time with us.
When you’ve completed your course, why not broaden your horizons further still at Derby College? Additional qualifications in creative areas such as Performing Arts, Music and Media are exciting choices. Or check out our courses in Business, Enterprise and Management if you would like to set up a venture of your own.
Peak Award winner Jamie Holmes showed there are no barriers to success if you have genuine creative talent.
Profoundly deaf, Jamie joined the College from the Royal School for the Deaf and was supported by a signer throughout his studies. He excelled on his Art and Design Diploma, specialising in fashion and textiles, and now has a place studying Textile Design at Huddersfield University – with his sights set on a future career in the creative industries.
At our 2014 Peak Awards, Jamie won the Visual Arts prize, sponsored by Maber Associates Ltd, for his determination and willingness to improve.
When I first started at College, I was really lacking in confidence but I had so much help and support that I really found myself and I am looking forward to making the most of university.
Junior graphic designer
£14,000 – £17,000 per year.
Working on projects from advertising and magazines to product packaging
Senior fashion designer
Up to £60,000 per year.
Designing the latest collections
£12,000 – £17,000 per year.
Combining technical skills and artistic ideas
Art gallery curator
£25,000 – £35,000 per year.
Managing collections of historic or artistic interest
Courses in this area are run at our Joseph Wright City Centre campus. About Joseph Wright Centre »
Information from the sector skills council about the creative media industries
Information from the sector skills council about the creative and cultural sector
Information about arts groups and events in Derbyshire
Information on a career in design, case studies and setting up a design business