Wakefield College - Art, Media & Design

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...
Art students celebrate College with natural sculptures

Thursday, 11 April, 2019

Level 2 Art students Lily and Josh celebrate Wakefield College Ofsted results with fantastic natural sculptures.

Art students partner with Cannon Hall Farm to celebrate 30th anniversary

Monday, 11 February, 2019

Level 1 Art, Design and Media students have teamed up with Cannon Hall Farm to design a mural to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its opening this March.

Getting a taste of Rhubarb Radio

Wednesday, 20 September, 2017

The Wakefield College Work Placement team were invited to look around the new Rhubarb Radio studios in Wakefield.

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

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

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
Our annual Art & Design show is here!

Some of our students’ very best work is now on display in the Refectory and on the 1st floor of Radcliffe. The exhibition will be open weekdays till June 27thMake sure to go check it out!

Art, Media & Design
18 June, 2019
Big in Japan - Music Video

Music video by one of our talented students (Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology).

Art, Media & Design
19 March, 2019
Art students partner with Cannon Hall Farm to celebrate 30th anniversary
Art students partner with Cannon Hall Farm to celebrate 30th anniversary

Level 1 Art, Design and Media students have teamed up with Cannon Hall Farm to design a mural to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its opening this March.

Art, Media & Design
11 February, 2019
Photography Competition Winner
Photography Competition Winner

Huge congratulations to Megan Stockdale from Cockburn…

Art, Media & Design
31 January, 2019

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