Paintpot with Brushes, and East Durham College Female Painting Student at Easel

Art & Design

Art and Design at East Durham College is part of the Creative Industries department.

The Art and Design offered by East Durham College gives learners the opportunity to work in a variety 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. 


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 and part time course(s) listed below:

The full time courses listed below are for the academic year 2019/20, starting September 2019. For part-time courses please see the start date within the course page itself.

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