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 Art and Design

Unleash your creativity with our Art and Design courses. You’ll have the freedom to follow your own inspirations to bring projects to life as you begin to make your mark on this thriving sector.

Art and Design is a practical subject, utilising fully equipped workshops, including Art studios, a Print Room, Apple Mac suites and a Photography Studio/Darkroom.

Taught by industry expert lecturers who have worked in creative roles, you’ll take part in a professional exhibition, external ‘Live Briefs’ linked to local industry and go on inspirational trips related to the course.

You’ll take part in practical workshops, exploring formats, materials and resources including painting, sculpture, 3D design, life drawing, printmaking, computer manipulation and illustration. You’ll also have the chance to specialise in a distinct pathway linked to your own career aspirations, allowing you the freedom to decide how to interpret topics and projects you work on.
There are loads of experiences you could get involved in:

> Inspirational trips to Liverpool and London
> Learn from lecturers that have worked in creative roles in the industry
> Display your work in a professional exhibition that's open to the general public
If your son, daughter or ward is currently an Art and Design student at Boston College, and you have a question or query, you can contact Neil Percy, Programme Area Manager for Art and Design by emailing

Case studies

Saffron Summerfield

I’ve liked art since being a child, and by studying Art and Design at Boston College I have been able to develop a range of new skills such as... Read more...

Julita Jeviciute

I went to an art school in Lithuania, but all I was taught how to draw accurately and not creatively. Boston College have helped me find my style. Read more...

Department news

New Principal for Boston College

Following the retirement of Principal Amanda Mosek, Boston College has announced the appointment of Jo Maher, new Principal and Chief Executive, who joins the team from Reaseheath College in Cheshire where she was Assistant Principal.


Career Corner

  • Games Designer
  • Painter
  • Commercial Artist
  • Sculptor
  • Animator
  • Illustrator
  • Architect
  • Graphic Designer
  • Photographer
  • Ceramicist