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Art student completing charcoal drawing on an easel

Art & Design

Get Creative with Art at East Durham College!

If you've got a real flair for art and design, no matter what medium you like to use, our art and design courses at EDC's Peterlee campus will let you explore your artistic talent and hone it to perfection.

Taught by our professional artists, photographers and designers, they'll introduce you to brand new types of art as well as help you hone the art that you love doing already.

As part of the course, you'll get to work with loads of different art styles and different types of media, including drawing, painting, 3D photography (both wet and dry), textiles, printing, life drawing and mixed media.

Potential Jobs in Art

Employment in creative arts, design and photography is broad; encompassing fine art, illustration, jewellery design, ceramics and pottery, glass, textile and fashion to name but a few.

So if you have creative talent, want to develop your skillset and get yourself some real tangible career benefits, come and sign up to learn in an environment that has all the latest technology and resources.

Our Sixth Form (ED6) also offers a number of art-based A Levels, for more details on ED6 please visit our A Levels page on the website.

Potential job roles in art and design include:

  • Freelance Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Curator
  • Education
  • Media
  • Self-Employed
  • Photographer
  • Technical Assistant
  • Artist
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