Art & Design


You will get the opportunity to work in a range of facilities that will enable you to fully explore your creativity. The Dairy, has a metal workshop, enamelling ovens, pottery wheels and a kiln as well as general studio space. We also have a photography and still life studio, a dark room and Mac suites. The dedicated textiles area also has knitting machines, looms, pattern cutting tables and sewing machines.

Career Opportunities: Graphic Designers, Web Designers, Ceramicists, Photo Journalist/Photographer, Art Therapist, Illustrator, Jewellery Designer

Going to University: Art & Design, Graphic Design, Photography, Animation

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Student Profile.

Name: Katy Cruickshank
Course: BA (Hons) Textiles for Fashion
School: Fort Hill School

“I decided to study at BCoT for two reasons – the course offered everything I needed to start my career in textiles and design plus I didn’t want to move too far away from my part-time job, family and friends. 

The aspect of my course I loved the most was being given freedom in the print room to explore colour and design. The tutors were fantastic; they were always there for us. The course covers a variety of techniques, giving us the freedom to experiment and see what we are good at and enjoy.

I am now working as a secondary school teacher in Design Technology, specialising in textiles. The BCoT course taught me about the practical skills of textiles as well as skills required in order to succeed, to not give up and to persevere - skills which I am able to pass on to my students.”

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