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Art and Design & Theatre Arts

Whatever your passion, our diverse art and design courses are an exciting opportunity for you to build an impressive artistic portfolio. With unrivalled facilities and expert, passionate staff, you will build up your knowledge and skills and showcase your work at our end of year exhibition.

You can also explore the art and design department at BCoT further at artstudiosbcot.co.uk.

Find a course

Select a course type that suits you.

Career Options

• Art Therapist
• Ceramicist
• Fashion Photographer
• Fine Artist
• Games Designer
• Graphic Designer
• Illustrator
• Interior Designer
• Jewellery Designer
• Photo Journalist
• Web Designer


Our impressive art and design studios and facilities are unrivalled in the local area. Past students even return to use them while at university thanks to the high quality and diverse nature of the equipment and spaces we have. Our studios include a state-of-the-art 3D printer, laser cutter, metal workshop, glass kiln, enamelling ovens, plaster room, casting area, vacuum formers, pottery wheels and kilns, as well as general studio space. We also have a life drawing studio, a photography studio and dark room. The dedicated fashion and textiles area has knitting machines, looms, pattern cutting tables and sewing machines, and the print room houses heat presses, silk screen printing and dyeing facilities alongside etching, collagraph and other fine art printing opportunities.

In partnership with AccessAble, you can find accessibility information about our art and design studios here.

Student Success

BCoT art and design students progressed to a number of universities including:

Arts University Bournemouth Graphic Design; Photography; Illustration

Bath Spa University Photography; Graphics

De Montfort University Design Crafts

Falmouth University, Photography

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, Theatre Arts (Prop Making and Special Effects)

Kingston University, Fine Art; Fashion Design

Manchester Metropolitan University, Fine Art; Textile Design

Nottingham Trent, Fine Art; Costume Design

Oxford Brookes University, Interior Architecture

Plymouth University, Graphic Communications with Typography; Commercial Photography

University of Brighton, Interior Architecture; Photography; Textiles with Business Studies

University of Edinburgh, Animation; Fashion

University of the Arts London, Fashion Styling and Production; Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear

University of Westminster, Interior Architecture

Winchester School of Art, Fashion Design; Fine Art

BCoT’s facilities are way better than other local colleges, they have such a wider range of equipment.
Sian Bennett
Last chance to see student art exhibition

Last chance to see art exhibition

Visit the Willis Museum to see an exciting new art exhibition from our Art and Design students.

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Art students work with Night Light Winter Shelter

New water themed artwork created for men’s bedroom

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