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Art and Design

Some say we’re crazy, but here 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 photography and graphics to fashion and textiles, 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 practice and individual specialism through briefs, work experience, and dynamic projects; thus cultivating an extensive portfolio as you progress through your chosen course.

You will also develop your analytical skills by undertaking research to give context to your work. Alongside this, you will 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, meaning that you get to work with no exams. All are assessed at Pass, Merit, and 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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