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Why choose us?

St Helens College is renowned for its well-established and successful Art and Design courses, offering excellent progression from level 1 to degree level.

You will benefit

You will be taught in a lively and creative environment by highly qualified staff, many with industry experience.

Working in specialist studios’ and workshops producing diverse practical work, you’ll develop your skills in a range of disciplines including painting, printmaking, textiles, photography and ceramics.

You will succeed

Students from St Helens College regularly gain places at top universities across the country including Wimbledon College of Art, Falmouth University and Manchester Metropolitan.

Many also choose to ‘stay local’ and continue their studies at University Centre St Helens. You will be encouraged to set challenging personal targets and be supported every step of the way to help you succeed. Group projects and ‘live-briefs’ will provide valuable employability skills.

You will stand out

You will be encouraged to develop a personal and open-minded approach to Art and Design and discover how to present your work effectively and speak confidently about your ideas.

Guest speakers will give you a valuable insight into how to succeed in the creative industries and you will have the opportunity to participate in exhibitions where your work will be showcased and celebrated.

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Why study Art and Design with us?

Creative Environment

You’ll develop your skills in specialist studios and workshops.

Exploration of Techniques

You’ll explore a wide range of materials, techniques and skills.

Work Experience

You’ll have the chance to work on live projects with local employers.


You'll take regular trips to galleries and lectures for inspiration.

Employer Links

We have strong employer links and industry experienced tutors.

Progression Routes

Progress onto an apprenticeship, university or employment.