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Art & Design

It's time to get creative! If you've got a flair for art, our art and design courses will help you to hone your skills in a variety of art styles.

Choose your Course

At East Durham College, our art courses are designed to with expanding your artistic abilities in mind. That's why we give students on our art and design courses the opportunity to work with a wide variety of art styles and different types of media, including drawing, painting, 3D, photography (both wet and dry), textiles, printing, life drawing and mixed media.

Explore your creativity in our courses and workshops taught by professional artists, photographers, and designers who can introduce you to new outlets of expression or help you hone your area of expertise. 

Take a Look Around Our Art Studio

Want to see for yourself what EDC's art studios look like? No problem - use our interactive, 360 degree tour to take a look inside (and at the rest of our Peterlee campus too if you wish!).


Employment in creative arts, design and photography is broad; encompassing fine art, illustration, jewellery design, ceramics and pottery, glass, textile and fashion to name but a few.

So if you have creative talent, want to develop your skill set and get yourself some real tangible career benefits, come and sign up to learn in an environment that has all the latest technology and resources.

Our Sixth Form (ED6) also offers a number of art-based A Levels, for more details on ED6 please visit

For general full time or part time course enquires, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

To see full details on each of our Art & Design courses, run at the Peterlee Campus in County Durham, please click on any of the courses listed below.

Available full time and/or part time course(s) for 2021/2022 are listed below:

The full time and/or part time course(s) listed below are available to apply for to be studied during the 2021/2022 academic year. All full time courses will start September 2021. For any part time courses, please check in the individual course page for their start date during 2021/22.

Employment Stats & Facts In This Sector

Infographic detailing key employment stats working as an artist, these details can be found in the career coach section of our website