Career Prospects

Career options and national starting averages include:

  • Photographer £12,000+
  • Art Editor £18,000+

You could move on to be an:

  • Art Therapist £25,000+
  • Advertising Art Director £25,000+
  • Graphic Designer £25,000+
  • Interior Designer £25,000+

Source: National Careers Service

Art & Design

Are you an ideas person who likes designing and creating things which are thought provoking, functional and visually appealing?

We live in a visual world where everything we consume can be linked to the creative industries in some way; from advertising, design, visual arts, film, TV, animation, photography, computer games, interactive media, illustration, fashion, interior design, theatre, dance, music, set design and jewellery. An artist or designer is instrumental in the creation of each and every product.

Whether your ambition is to create the next generation of mobile devices as a product designer or push the boundaries of visual communication as a graphic designer, the one thing that you’ll need is creativity. At Shrewsbury College we’re here to help you unleash your creativity, discover your talents and realise your strengths in a wide range of disciplines, whatever your level of ability, age or background.

Our specialist full and part-time courses are designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to progress in your chosen creative field, either if you are starting or changing career or wishing to learn something creative.

Our professional workshops provide a vibrant and stimulating environment in which to access great resources as well as tap into the skills of our specialist tutors, many being practising professional artists and designers with extensive links in industry.

For those who are still exploring a creative direction, our one-year Foundation Art & Design course is intended to give you time to specialise in your chosen discipline and prepare for further study at degree level.

A Level Options
This subject area has courses which can be taken alongside A Levels and other qualifications.

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