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The Arts & Media campus at Kendal College is widely respected and has an excellent record of producing talented and successful creative students.

From fine artists, textiles, product, graphic and fashion designers to photographers, illustrators and animators, there are so many varied careers that an Art & Design course can help to launch. Our qualifications allow students to achieve places at top Universities and progress into employment within the creative industry. The London College of Fashion, Goldsmiths University of London, The Royal School of Needlework Hampton Court, University of Arts London, Manchester Metropolitan University, Northumbria University and Glasgow School of Art are just a selection of the fantastic providers where our students have gone on to achieve success after studying Art & Design.

Kendal College’s Arts & Media campus is the jewel in the College’s creative crown. Our passionate tutors have a wealth of experience, strong industry links and teach all the latest skills and techniques in vibrant, exciting spaces. Facilities include industry standard software and equipment within specialist workshops and creative spaces. This includes the new Wildman Street Studios, which houses multidisciplinary studio spaces, a photographic studio and professional gallery space.

Kendal College Art & Design students have long-standing success in skills shows and competitions, completing craft placements in places like Iceland and Cyprus and exhibiting alongside world-class artists at the Abbot Hall Gallery, Blackwell Arts and Crafts house and Brewery Arts Centre. Students are actively encouraged and supported to enter competitions and work with clients on industry-led project assignments, which help increase their future aspirations.

There are a wide range of part-time, full-time and Higher Level courses available to study in Art & Design at Kendal College.


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“I’ve been able to progress onto university which I don’t think would have been possible straight after A-Levels. The colleges awarding body, University Arts London, is held in high esteem by many universities”

Sky Alderson, Foundation in Art and Design Level 3

“Kendal College has really good facilities and an excellent reputation locally for Art and Design courses”

Sky Alderson, L3 Foundation in Art and Design

Meet your tutor

Since studying Visual Arts at the University of Wales, Sorrel has continued to be involved in all aspects of the creative world.

My goal in teaching is to nurture each and every student to reach their full potential and the range and scope of our art and design specialisms at Kendal College enables students to progress onto their creative degree of choice or move confidently into the creative industries.

Meet your tutor

Mike Howard is a Lecturer in Art & Design at Kendal College and thinks the broad range of creative learning is why these courses can be very popular.

Because our courses are so broad, students are able to experiment with a wide range of techniques and processes, from drawing and illustration to fine art, textiles and 3D design. They have the opportunity to experience a different, more professional approach to the subject.

Meet your tutor

Professional photography has been the focus of my life and has given me amazing, unique and sometimes life-changing opportunities and experiences. Teaching enables me to influence and expand the lives of so many students who may go on to experience and create even greater things for themselves. The opportunity to provide a launch pad for our photography students gives me great satisfaction and a real sense of pride in what we do.

Meet your tutor

After studying Contemporary Craft at The University of Central Lancashire, I completed my PCGE in 2006 and began my teaching career. I work across Level 2 and Level 3 programmes, specialising in textiles and ceramics. I thoroughly enjoy introducing students to new materials and techniques and seeing their skills and confidence grow.

View our courses

Art & Design
Full-time 2 2nd Sep 2019 1 Year

Campus: Arts & Media Campus (AMC)

This course will introduce you to a broad range of creative techniques and processes. You will have the opportunity to learn skills within drawing, printmaking, photography, textiles, sculpture and digital media. You will be encouraged to use the skills you learnt to produce creative and exciting artwork for projects set throughout the course.

Art & Design
Full-time 3 2nd Sep 2019 2 Years

Campus: Arts & Media Campus (AMC)

This is a creative two-year course that allows you to discover a wide range of visual arts media. The course develops your creativity, developing your idea generation skills along with practical and technical workshops. Throughout the course we also deliver a core programme involving drawing, contextual studies and personal professional development.

Art & Design Foundation
Full-time 3 2nd Sep 2019 1 Year

Campus: Arts & Media Campus (AMC)

This pre-degree course prepares you to apply with confidence for a place on any Art and Design BA (Hons) degree course. This is an intensive, creative course that promotes and stimulates inventive and experimental analysis of the arts. Our goal is to provide the creative ground work on which you can base the rest of your professional life.

Your experience will be rich, diverse and challenging. Learners develop knowledge, understanding and skills required by the sector, including essential employability skills, and apply them in real work contexts. Students will regularly work with outside businesses on live projects and exhibit in external venues.

Adobe Illustrator (Introduction)
Part-time N/A 3rd Feb 2020 4 Weeks

Campus: Arts & Media Campus (AMC)

Local Graphic Designer Steph Fulke will be teaching this 4-week introduction to Adobe Illustrator.

Adobe InDesign (Introduction)
Part-time N/A 28th Oct 2019 4 Weeks

Campus: Arts & Media Campus (AMC)

Local Graphic Designer Steph Fulke will be teaching this 4-week introduction to Adobe InDesign.

Adobe Lightroom (Introduction)
Part-time N/A 3rd Feb 2020 4 Weeks

Campus: Arts & Media Campus (AMC)

This short course will introduce you to Adobe Lightroom software (a user friendly Photoshop), which enables you to prepare your photos for print and other media.

Adobe Lightroom (Introduction)
Part-time N/A 25th Nov 2019 4 Weeks

Campus: Arts & Media Campus (AMC)

This short course will introduce you to Adobe Lightroom software (a user friendly Photoshop), which enables you to prepare your photos for print and other media.

Adobe Photoshop (Introduction)
Part-time N/A 28th Oct 2019 4 Weeks

Campus: Arts & Media Campus (AMC)

You will explore the principals of graphic design, learn how it has evolved, and discover what the future holds for one of the fastest growing careers in the world. Learn specific skills in the use of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign for the purpose of graphic design on Apple Mac computers.