For a career in the field of Art & Design, our art departments have an excellent reputation and offer a variety of broad-based and specialist courses.

Vocational courses are studio-based, supported by dedicated Apple Mac computers and industry-standard software applications.

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Top career opportunities

Advertising accounts managers and creative directors

Average salary: £23,670
Experienced salary: £39,666

Artists

Average salary: £29,952
Experienced salary: £51,189

Graphic designers

Average salary: £26,291
Experienced salary: £42,182

Top jobs in sector

  • Managers and proprietors in other services
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of managerial tasks in other service industries not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 125: Managers and Proprietors in Other Services.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £29,640 per year. That is about £2,470 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,846 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £59,446 per year.

  • Advertising accounts managers and creative directors
    What does this career do?

    Advertising accounts managers and creative directors plan, design, organise and direct the advertising activities of an organisation.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £23,670 per year. That is about £1,972 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £13,915 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £39,666 per year.

  • Artists
    What does this career do?

    Artists create artistic works using appropriate techniques, materials and media; design artwork and illustrations; and restore damaged pieces of art.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £29,952 per year. That is about £2,496 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,469 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £51,189 per year.

  • Graphic designers
    What does this career do?

    Graphic designers use illustrative, sound, visual and multimedia techniques to convey a message for information, entertainment, advertising, promotion or publicity purposes, and create special visual effects and animations for computer games, film, interactive and other media.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £26,291 per year. That is about £2,190 per month, or £13 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,240 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £42,182 per year.

  • Estimators, valuers and assessors
    What does this career do?

    Estimators, valuers and assessors plan and undertake the calculation of probable costs of civil, mechanical, electrical, electronic and other projects, estimate the value of property and chattels, and investigate insurance claims to assess their validity and to assign liability.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,480 per year. That is about £2,123 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,470 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £43,389 per year.

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