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Fashion Students Show off at The Ridings

Wednesday, 21 June, 2017

Wakefield College students studying on the Extended Diploma in fashion and textiles presented an amazing collection of garments during a live catwalk show at the Ridings. This was a fantastic opportunity to display the work of their final collection, based on the theme of ‘Wakefield’. The students will also be part in a larger exhibition, taking place at the Hepworth Gallery on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th June, where all the garments will be on display. Congratulations to Georgia Brook who won the ‘best in cat walk award and to Emily Cain who was awarded a visual merchandising work experience for her creative ability.

Wakefield College welcomes former student to new ASIC

Monday, 08 May, 2017

Wakefield College recently welcomed its former student Adeem Younis to get a sneak peek into its new £7m Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre. Adeem, who studied Graphic Design at the College, saw first-hand the impressive new build that promises to transform high-level skills delivery in the District.

Performing Arts students get a masterclass from West End star

Tuesday, 14 March, 2017

Performing Arts students from the University Centre at Wakefield College were in the esteemed company of West End star Julia Worsely this week when she led an interactive masterclass and took part in an open question and answer session at the Mechanics' Theatre, Wakefield.

PREVENT Dress Rehearsal

Wednesday, 01 March, 2017

The prevent performance, by Wakefield College Performing Arts students, follows main character Tom through his College and home life as he begins to question world events and their impact. He eventually becomes influenced by an extreme group and ends up taking extreme measures for what he believes is right. The performance tackles how young people can be influenced over time and how friends, family and teachers can work together to prevent extremism. The performance was shown to hundreds of internal students and is due to be filmed by West Yorkshire Police to be distributed nationally.

Musical Theatre students to unveil new show

Wednesday, 25 January, 2017

Musical Theatre students from the University Centre at Wakefield College have been busy in rehearsals recently preparing to showcase their talents when they perform ‘The Little Angel’ – a new piece written by their Musical Theatre lecturer Paul Dale-Vickers.

College photography students’ work goes on display

Friday, 01 April, 2016

Talented photography and creative media students from Wakefield College will have a selection of their work on display at the Hepworth Gallery where members of the public can choose their favourites as part of the ‘My secret Wakefield' competition.

New course is backed by local creative industries

Thursday, 27 August, 2015

An exciting new course has received the seal of approval from the region’s digital and creative industries. The Level 3 Creative and Digital Industries diploma, to be delivered by Wakefield College, will prepare school leavers for a career in the creative, digital and IT (CDIT) sectors.

Photography students in the frame

Monday, 01 June, 2015

Talented photography students from Wakefield College recently showcased their work as part of the Somewhereto_FRAMED project – a UK-wide public art exhibition that showcases young artists in collaboration with local businesses.

College Games Design students take part in international event

Thursday, 05 February, 2015

Games Design students from Wakefield College recently got creative as they took part in an annual games design event.


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What a brilliant taster day for year 10 students across our Wakefield College campuses! Thank you to all the school…