Show off your individuality and creativity in our specialist studio spaces including the ceramic studio, painting studio, colour and monochrome dark room and digital labs, where you will explore a wide range of art disciplines.

St Helens College's art and design department is renowned for its well-established and successful courses, offering excellent progression from level 1 qualifications through to honours degrees. 

You will benefit

You will be taught in a lively and creative environment by highly qualified staff, many with industry experience and will benefit from group projects and ‘live-briefs’ to develop valuable employability skills.

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 University.

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. 

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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A qualification in art and design could lead to your dream career:

7% predicted growth in jobs by 2020, £87billion contribution from the creative industries to the UK economy. £20k-£50k+ Average earning potential per year
*Figures are intended as a guide only and will vary. Based on data provided by various sources. See back cover for more information.



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Why study Art and Design with us?

Creative Environment

You will develop your skills and creative voice in specialist studios and workshops.

Exploration of Techniques

You will explore a wide range of materials, techniques and skills to enhance your portfolio. 

Work Experience

You will have the opportunity to work on live projects and briefs with local employers.


You will take regular trips to galleries, lectures and workshops for inspiration.

Employer Links

You will be taught by industry experts with strong local and national employer links.

Progression Routes

Our excellent progression routes can lead to an apprenticeship, university or employment.