About the Department

The Visual and Digital department blends art, digital, and logic to offer a selection of courses that allow students to specialise in artistic and technical careers. The department provides a wealth of support and industry insight to students. The high-level skills acquired on these courses give students head starts in industries and further study.

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Acrylic Painting Beginner course

This course will develop your acrylic painting skills. You will work from observation as well as from your own research. You will gain experien...

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Studio/Creative Photography Beginner course

This course combines a detailed introduction to getting the best from your DSLR, with a specialist introduction to taking photographs in a prof...

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Press Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship

Printing is carried out using printing presses; typically, the company’s most expensive and valuable machinery. There are 6 different categor...

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Pre-Press Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship

A Pre-press Technician is skilled in all the physical processes that occur before the printing process. Pre-press is the first stage of product...

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Facilities

Creative studios, digital studios and darkrooms.

Store Links

Our exciting short courses are available from the store.

FAQs

What courses do you offer?

We offer many creative courses including: Art and Design, Computer Games, Computer Games Skills, Fashion and Textiles, Graphic Design, Graphic Design and Photography, Mobile Games and App Development, and Photography.

What are the progression routes from your courses?

Progression routes are available from Level 1 to Level 3 within the department. University Centre Leeds offers a variety of creative degrees in Animation, Art Enterprise, Art Enterprise (Graphic Design and Illustration), Art Enterprise (Fashion and Textiles), Computer Games, Computer Games (Concept Art), Film and Screen Media, Games Development, Photography, and Sound for Film & Games.

What industry links and partnerships do you have?

Take advantage of our links with East Street Arts, Deer Shed 9 Festival, Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle, Studio 24, Games Republic, GaMaYo, IBM, Sleepy Brain Studios, EGX Rezzed, and Yorkshire Games Festival.

What financial support is available at the college?

Students are able to apply for the college bursary which can pay for travel passes, college meals and trips or visits. Students with children can also gain support with childcare to support their studies.

Which campus are you based at?

We are based at Quarry Hill Campus.

Safeguarding

We are committed to making sure all students and staff are protected from harm. All staff are trained in safeguarding and child protection and our dedicated safeguarding team is on hand for advice and support. Don’t stay silent, we are here for you.

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Apprenticeships

Press Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship

Printing is carried out using printing presses; typically, the company’s most expensive and valuable machinery. There are 6 different categor...

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Pre-Press Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship

A Pre-press Technician is skilled in all the physical processes that occur before the printing process. Pre-press is the first stage of product...

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Post-Press Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship

Finishing is a general term used in the print industry to describe any processes after printing. This is usually in the final stages of creatin...

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Did You Know?
Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

The resources include books, journals, e-books, videos, encyclopedias and more. These resources are the combined total number of resources at Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston, Rothwell Centre, The Annexe, Printworks Campus and Park Lane Campus. We also have 12,277 e-books across Leeds City College libraries and more than 500,000 videos!

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