Art, Design and Digital Creative

Bracknell and Wokingham College is an approved centre for University of the Arts London (UAL) Awarding Body.

About the Art, Design and Digital Creative pathway at Bracknell and Wokingham College

This pathway can lead you into many exciting careers in the creative sector, such as photographer, animator, digital illustrator, fine artist, fashion and textiles designer and creative director, among others.

We follow an inter-disciplinary approach, which means you'll be working with a variety of mediums to find your strengths and interests. This will also prepare you for your next step, whether that is further study or employment. Teaching and learning are carried out in traditional craft workshops and digital MakerSpaces.

You will also get access to work experiences throughout your programme to prepare you for the realities of working in industry. This includes responding to live briefs set by employers, work experience, taking part in competitions, and attending masterclasses and careers talks.

Choosing a visual arts and design pathway develops your creativity and problem-solving skills.

What areas do the Art, Design and Digital Creative pathway cover?

  • painting
  • textiles
  • printmaking
  • sculpture
  • concept architecture
  • visual special effects and animation (including model making)
  • creative business
  • marketing
  • graphics
  • fashion
  • visual studies
  • design
  • computer design software
  • photography
  • historical and contextual studies
  • personal and professional development

Industry partnerships

University of the Arts London (UAL) Awarding Body

UAL Awarding Body believes in transformative education. They design and award creative qualifications that empower and inspire educators to help students reach their potential.


UAL Awarding Body is regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA Regulation and currently offers qualifications in Art and Design, Fashion Business and Retail, Creative Media Production and Technology, Music Performance and Production and Performing and Production Arts. They are also the UK’s leading provider of the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Their qualifications have high retention and achievement rates because they are flexible, responsive and relevant to industry needs, and facilitate student progression.

Amelie, Photography Level 3 We have a lot of freedom in the course and we cover every type of photography. You get feedback from everyone on how to improve including what they like, what they don’t like and what techniques to use.
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