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Art and Design

Some say we’re crazy, but we boast that in order to do our best work, we have to dream big!

With the highest ambitions of what art, design and photography can be, Suffolk New College provides a place for the wildest imaginations to find a home.

From graphic design to fashion, through to developing beautiful images and producing multimedia exhibitions — we believe anything is possible.

Art learner using a lightbox

Build your career in
Art & Design

Our Art & Design courses enable you to establish a practice and individual specialism through briefs, work experience and dynamic projects, cultivating an extensive portfolio.

Developing your analytical skills by undertaking research to give context to your work. Explore disciplines including graphic design, illustration, fashion, and fine art, building on skills and experimenting with further techniques in clay, glass, metal and textiles. 

All courses and levels are assessed against submitted coursework by a deadline – work with no sat exams. All are assessed at Pass, Merit, Distinction levels against the qualification unit criteria.

Two photography learners in the College darkroom
Art learner working on sculpture piece

Find a pathway for you

We offer Art and Design courses at all levels with new level 3 specialisms in the following areas:

  • Photography
  • Graphic Design & Illustration
  • Fashion & Textiles

Our Foundation Art & Design course is ideal for those wanting to gain more experience and practice between A-Levels and University.

Stay Tuned!

Follow us on social media to see what it’s like to study creative arts at Suffolk New College.

Artwork of Suffolk Scenery by learner Poppy Porter

Book a Taster Event and come visit us!

Come and visit us on one of our Taster Events, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current learners and staff.

Artwork by learner Isaac L.

National Saturday Club

The Art & Design Saturday Club at Suffolk New College enables students to explore a range of specialist art and design techniques including: drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, photography, and digital media.

Careers in Art & Design

Help & Support

Moving from school to college can be something of a culture shock. But at Suffolk New College we’ve created a supportive, social environment where you can easily get access to the help and advice you need, make new friends and get the most out of your time with us.

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