Art, Design and Media

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Whether you want to be the next David Hockney, Damien Hirst or Tracey Emin, channel your creativity and learn the practical skills to turn your passion into a career with an Art, Design or Media course at Hull College.

Our Art and Design study programmes are designed to explore, develop and hone your creative talents and provide you with the skills and knowledge neededto succeed in the creative industries. Whether you already know your specialism or want to experience a wide range of disciplines to find your niche, we offer a variety of courses - covering everything from fashion and textiles to fine art and photography - so there is something for everyone!

More focused on developing skills to work in the world of creative and digital media? We have you covered with our Digital Media Production and Graphic Media Design courses! Whether you’re interested in videography, documentary making, blogging and vlogging, digital design, illustration, web design or animation, our study programmes are designed to prepare you for your future digital role with all the relevant hands-on experience.

Whatever creative course you choose to study, you will be able to utilise a selection of specialist facilities such as our photographic studio, textiles and fashion studios, printmaking workshop, 3D workshop, Mac suites and TV Studio, all of which have been purposely designed to meet the creative needs of our students

You will also benefit from the opportunity to create your own exhibitions and showcase your work to both the public and industry professionals, work on live briefs from well-known employers, hear from guest speakers and link up with the local art community to gain vital experience.

With the ongoing explosion of new and exciting opportunities in the sector, now is the perfect time to train for a career in this thriving industry. No matter what you’re passionate about, our courses - taught by highly qualified and experienced tutors - can boost your chances of embarking on successful career or making the step up to higher education.

Industry Insights

The creative industries employ over two million people in the UK and are projected to create an additional one million jobs by 2030.

According to the UK Arts Council, students that study art subjects are more employable and more likely to stay in employment.

The Humber is the fastest growing region for film and TV, generating an annual turnover of £424m across 590 creative businesses (an increase of 247% against
the UK average of 118%).

By 2025, the UK's entertainment and media sector are expected to be worth £88 billion - with only the US, China and Japan worth more globally.

What Careers could this lead to?

The creative industry is a vast and ever-changing sector that is host to a wealth of different roles and exciting employment opportunities. Studying an Art, Designor Media course at Hull College will enable you to develop skills for a wide range of careers and roles, including...

Animator, Artist, Curator, Fashion Designer, Fine Artist, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Interior Designer, Jewellery Designer, Journalist, Photographer, Printmaker, Product Designer, Teacher, TV/Film Camera Operator, TV/Film Director, Videographer, Web Designer.

English & Maths

English and maths are important life skills that will help you to succeed in your education, career and everyday life.

If you have not yet achieved your Grade 4 in the new GCSE examinations or a Grade C in the old GCSE examinations, in either English and/or maths, you will continue to study these subjects as part of your study programme to help you work towards this level, supported by our dedicated tutors.

Improving your skills can not only enhance your job opportunities and career prospects, but also open the doors to further study and university.

Benefits of improving your English and maths skills include...

  • They will help you to progress to higher level study
  • They will enable you to get you a better job
  • You will be able to access more career opportunities
  • They will help you earn more money in the future
  • They will provide you with better life opportunities

Success Stories

Helen Gill | Graphic Design

Helen gained her NVQ Level 3 and HNC Level 4 qualifications in Graphic Design at Hull College and is now a chartered marketer with the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a marketing tutor for Oxford College of Marketing and owner of her own creative marketing company, HelloU Marketing.

Starting out in the world of graphic design, she went on to gain eight years’ experience in the creative industry before spending the next 12 years in a senior marketing position working with teams globally, developing strategic marketing plans and leading multiple projects introducing new systems, processes and initiatives to drive digital transformation. With an eye on the future, Helen is also passionate about giving back and inspiring the next generation of creatives and marketers.

Reflecting on her Hull College experience, Helen said: “In school I loved being creative and I was always keen to learn new things. The qualifications I gained at Hull College have helped me to secure future roles in global organisations, designing packaging for products sold in major supermarkets such as ASDA and Lidl, design an award-winning database solution and reach the Hull and East Yorkshire Digital Award Finals back in 2018. “The qualifications also gave me the confidence to continue my learning with the Chartered Institute of Marketing where I achieved my Certificate in Professional Marketing (Digital) and a Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing (Digital) both completed to the highest pass rate. I will always be grateful to my tutors and Hull College for providing the opportunities for me to progress and develop early on in my career. My experience at the college provided me with a solid foundation and the practical work experience I needed to move forward in my career after completing my studies.

Why Hull College should be your first choice..

Choosing to continue your education with us is about more than just gaining a qualification, it is the perfect opportunity to prepare yourself for your chosen career - whether you are a school leaver or adult learner.

We believe in providing you with the best opportunities for development through our inspirational teaching, excellent facilities, and strong connections to employers to help set you on the path to the career of your dreams or stepping up to higher education. We care about your future and want to help you achieve your full potential.