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Art, Media & Design

From fine art to photography and graphic design, UK students are on the world stage.

Art, Media & Design at Wakefield College

The creative industries offer many exciting and varied career paths. Whether you want to be behind the camera or in front of it, working with technology or fabric, we have a course that’s right for you.

We offer high-quality courses across a range of subjects including film and television, photography, computer games design, 3D modelling, 3D animation, web design, graphic design, advertising and illustration, visual effects, fashion, art, and textiles.

Teaching takes place at the Wakefield City Campus with specialist workshop facilities and well-resourced teaching areas. Our tutors have extensive industry experience and have developed strong links with many local and national organisations, enabling students to undertake live projects and exhibit their work regularly throughout the year.

Key Points
  • Excellent software and hardware
  • Staff with extensive, relevant industry experience
  • Strong links with local and national organisations
  • Students work on live briefs and exhibit their work regularly
  • Various residentials including trips abroad to Berlin, Disneyland Paris and Barcelona
I feel like I was greatly influenced by the YSI project because the work we saw was so diverse and abstract which helped broaden my horizon on sculpture as a whole. I’ve always been creative and this project has allowed me to further my thinking, skills and help drive my newly found passion for sculpture.
Owain
Art, Media & Design

What’s New

Catch up with the latest news and events in art, media and design at Wakefield College...
Media Students get to Experience Wakefield

Monday, 22 February, 2021

Wakefield Council’s Tourism team recently held a virtual work placement week for Wakefield College’s Level 3 Year 1 Media students where students were given various tasks to showcase their local area within Wakefield,

One Photo, One Vision

Thursday, 21 January, 2021

The winner of the Wakefield College's Buzz magazine photography competition is announced!

There was always a focus on employability on the course – on having relevant skills – whereas a lot of courses don’t. We were encouraged to learn independently, which is important in the industry, getting good guidance but not having it all done for you is key.
Tom
Art, Media & Design

Study Packs

Have you ever wondered what type of work students do on their course at college? Check out our sample study packs to find out.

They contain work you can complete at your own pace that will help develop your independent learning skills and prepare you for your next steps with Wakefield College.

AMD Art and Design.pdf
1.21 mb · 18 March, 2021

AMD Arts.pdf
2.09 mb · 18 March, 2021

AMD Creative Media.pdf
1.8 mb · 18 March, 2021

AMD Photography.pdf
806.57 kb · 18 March, 2021

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(Re)Watch our Virtual Open Event

(Re)Watch our virtual online Open Event with staff interviews, Q&As, virtual campus tours, college updates and more.

Virtual Open Event
19 June, 2021

Join us for our Virtual Open Event with staff & student interviews, Q&As, virtual campus tours, college updates and more.

View all our Previous Virtual Open Events

Case Studies

What our students say about us...
I feel like I was greatly influenced by the YSI project because the work we saw was so diverse and abstract which helped broaden my horizon on sculpture as a whole. I’ve always been creative and this project has allowed me to further my thinking, skills and help drive my newly found passion for sculpture.
Photo of Owain Pooley
There was always a focus on employability on the course – on having relevant skills – whereas a lot of courses don’t. We were encouraged to learn independently, which is important in the industry, getting good guidance but not having it all done for you is key.
Photo of Tom Smith
I chose this course as it combines my strengths and interests, and thanks to the study environment and the organisation of the course here, making the decision to change my career and return to study was easy.
Photo of Ruby Glover
There’s a friendly atmosphere and the tutors are extremely helpful which has helped me develop new and existing skills.
Photo of Jasmine Firth
I chose this course as it combines my strengths and interests, and thanks to the study environment and the organisation of the course here, making the decision to change my career and return to study was easy.
Ruby
Art, Media & Design
There’s a friendly atmosphere and the tutors are extremely helpful which has helped me develop new and existing skills.
Jasmine
Art, Media & Design

The Feed

Students Origami Art Flies High
Students Origami Art Flies High

The Ridings Shopping Centre really loving their aerial display of a flock of individually crafted origami birds created by the talented students of Wakefield College!

The aerial sculpture really adds a splash of colour and makes everyone smile every time they walk past it.

Art, Media & Design
14 July, 2021
Wakefield College Film Festival - Day Two
Art, Media & Design
22 May, 2021
Wakefield College Film Festival - Day One
Art, Media & Design
21 May, 2021
How former Wakefield College student Francis Lee went on to become an award-winning film director
How former Wakefield College student Francis Lee went on to become an award-winning film director

Fresh off releasing his latest feature film Ammonite, writer-director and former Wakefield College student Francis Lee sat down with us to chat about the film, his time at the College and advice on getting into the Film industry.

Read the full interview HERE

Art, Media & Design
28 April, 2021
Art students take part in Great Big Art Exhibition
Art students take part in Great Big Art Exhibition

Our Level 3 Art and Design students have been taking part in the Great Big Art Exhibition and produced some seriously great work to in response to Antony Gormley’s animal theme and their tutor’s lockdown theme.

Art, Media & Design
18 February, 2021
Ridings mural by Art students
Ridings mural by Art students

Check out the brand new mural over at the Ridings, designed by our very own Level 1 Art students!

Art, Media & Design
19 December, 2019

Art, Media & Design Courses