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Art, Design and Photography

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You’ll get great support and facilities to help unlock your creative potential at Central. Our spacious art, design, fashion, textiles, 3D and photography studios are equipped with commercially-relevant resources including Mac computers and professional software and facilities.

Experienced current practitioners within the arts and creative industries deliver and support the curriculum using present day trends and techniques.

We offer further education courses from Level 1 to Level 5 (higher education) providing you with excellent progression opportunities - either here at Central, with other HE providers or into

The programmes are enriched with overseas residentials and visits to national galleries and creative venues.

You will have the opportunity to be involved in creative showcases with other European countries and we offer an annual residential work Scholarship to Karlsruhe, Germany, supporting and collaborating with design students from the Carl Hofer Schule.

Our end of year shows will enable you to exhibit your work at Central and at prime Nottingham venues. Many of our previous students have won awards for their work and your tutors will support you to enter competitions regionally, nationally and internationally.

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Film Based Photography for Beginners (Level 1)

This course offers an introduction to traditional film based Photography. Starting with how to use a 35 mm SLR camera, then process a black and white film.

Digital Photography - Beginners (Level 1 Award)

This course in digital photography will suit anyone who has always had an interest in photography but has not been sure how to take it further.

Digital Photography - Intermediate (Level 2 Award)

This course builds upon the Beginners Photography course. It is also suitable for those photographers with some understanding of photography and knowledge of fundamental skills.

Painting and Drawing

This course aims to provide a supportive atmosphere for you to develop your drawing and painting skills in a range of media

Foundation Studies in Art and Design (Level 3/4)

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for progression to a higher education course or employment. It provides an exciting and stimulating creative platform for you to bridge the gap between Level 3 study and prestigious…

Graphic Design and Illustration (Level 3)

The course will help you develop skills in visual communication techniques and commercial graphics. We will blend traditional drawing with mixed media and graphic design production so you get a great all-round skill set.

Photography (Level 3)

You will not only learn the techniques needed to take consistently high-quality photographs, but you’ll also get the skills and insight necessary for a career in the exciting world of photography or a related industry.

Photography and Design (Level 2)

Choosing this course will give you a creative grounding in taking photographs and exploring the art of displaying images on the page, both digitally and using more traditional methods.If you want to blend photography with your eye for design, read…

Photography and Creative Media Production (Level 1)

If you’d like to learn about a range of media, including photography, digital editing, animation and video, this course can give you just that! It’s a great base for further study once you find out your own strengths and build…

Foundation Degree in Fine Art Practice (FdA) (Level 5)

Develop your creativity and gain skills for your career with this multidisciplinary Fine Art course.

Foundation Degree in Photography Practice (FdA) (Level 5)

Becoming a professional photographer is about so much more than just taking great pictures. This course will encourage your creative side and develop your professional skills.

3D Design - Architecture (Level 3)

If you love art and want to explore how it is applied to buildings and architectural structures, this course can open up a wide range of career options while nurturing your creative talent.

Art and Design (Level 1)

If you love art and design and want the opportunity to try a wide range of art, design and interactive media, then this is the course for you.

Art and Design (Level 2)

This exciting course provides you with the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques in the fields of art, graphic design, photography and related digital media.

Art and Design - Multi-Disciplinary (Level 3)

This is a dynamic and fast-paced course which will give you the opportunity to explore your creative potential and then go on to specialise in a specific area.

Fashion, Textiles and Decorative Arts (Level 3)

Whether you see yourself working as a designer in the world of fashion, textiles, soft furnishings, costume or even in fashion retail, this course will give you the freedom to develop your skills.

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