Art And Design

At Stanmore, we pride ourselves on providing an interesting array of provision which includes Photography, Art and Architecture, Graphic Design and Art and Design.

Our enthusiastic and creative teachers are keen to encourage students to experiment with new techniques, materials, processes, creative software (where part of course content).

They aim to assist you to develop your creative skills, knowledge, problem-solving (where required) and to see to it that you achieve the right qualification to enable you to progress either to university or into employment.

An arts education can provide opportunities to:

  • Get closer towards a creative career
  • Develop your practical and technical skills
  • Understand the history of art
  • Express yourself and your thoughts
  • Challenge conventions
  • Develop communication skills
  • Share, experiment, and collaborate with others
  • Improve problem-solving and analytical thinking skills

Fears or concerns could prevent you from studying art and cause you to miss out on great opportunities!


There are a range of Art-based jobs including; writing, fashion, graphics design, 3D product design, spatial design, digital media, photography, fine arts, Display and people management. 

Here are a list of useful links relating to creative career prospects:





Student testimonials 

As a creative individual studying Art and Design at Stanmore College, I learned to use different materials and mediums that gave me the ability to express my vast interests in a variety of design language formats. I joined Stanmore College, obtained my GCSEs and submerged myself into Digital Art and Design. I learned a foundation of artistry, several Adobe Creative Suites applications and my creative capabilities.  Competency with software languages allowed me to be more personal with my projects.

Abteen Noorbakhsh

I have experimented with various skills such as screen printing, photoshop, cyanotypes, animation, graphic design, sculpting, crafting, and so on. I have also explored materials such as clay, plaster, and styrofoam which I have grown to be very familiar with through experimentation. This course has been an anchor which ascertained me to pursue this architectural path.

Abdul Ajadi

The teachers and tutors were very helpful and good at giving tips and advice. They knew a lot of artists and had really good ideas which they shared with their students.

Ayanna Wilson, now at Nottingham Trent University 


  • Art Workshops
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Art & Media Showcases
  • Art Christmas Fairs
  • Trips to galleries, Art Exhibitions and more!

Samples of our students’ impressive photography work are shown on this page and the College is pleased to display a fantastic selection of artwork in its buildings on the Main site.

We host an annual Awards evening in conjunction with a Showcase of the students’ work which includes an Art & Design exhibition. This is held as a celebration of our students’ work and undoubted skills in their disciplines gained throughout the academic year.

The high standards make it extremely difficult to choose the winners for each category. Interested in this area of study? Perhaps you will be a future winner!

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