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Creative and Design

Develop your creativity into a broad range of art and design skills used across the creative industries.

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Our Centre for Creative Industries has been specially designed so that you have access to the latest equipment, cutting-edge technology and specialist production spaces including art studio and photography darkroom.

Our Creative Industries department will help you get started in a branch of this exciting industry, be it in art, design or photography. Studying Creative and Design at EKC Broadstairs College will give you the chance to focus, develop and specialise in the area you are passionate about.

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Centre for Creative Industries

The Michael Wright Building is home to our £3.3m Centre for Creative Industries, boasting an amphitheatre, digital media suites and recording studios, with industry-standard kit and the latest technologies.

  • Purpose-built Art Studio
  • iMac Suite
  • Photography Darkroom
  • Photographic and Film Studio
  • Industry-standard Photography and Video Equipment
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Taught by Practising Artists

Our creative courses allow flexibility for learners to develop their individuality and confidence, providing a comprehensive grounding in a range of creative and design disciplines.

Our students are taught by highly qualified tutors, many of whom are practising artists with a wealth of industry experience and links.

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Progression Opportunities

We get you ready for employment through meaningful work placements or links with our industry partners such as POW! Thanet.

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Curate Exhibitions

You will have the opportunity to contribute to our End of Year Showcase. In the past artwork has been on display in art galleries in Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs.

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How you apply for a course at EKC Broadstairs College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our range of Creative and Design courses.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply for the subject you have selected, through our website and application system.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come to an applicant day here at EKC Broadstairs College, where you get to meet our team, show off your previous work and find the course that is right for you.

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Career prospects

Annual pay
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.
Role description
Artists create artistic works using appropriate techniques, materials and media; design artwork and illustrations; and restore damaged pieces of art.
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We’re part of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.