School of Creative Arts

Discover and Develop Printmaking Beginner course

During this course, you will learn how to use printmaking techniques for striking results. You’ll be guided step-by-step through the creative prin...

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Graphic Design Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3

Delve into graphic design with this creative programme. You’ll develop your practice with Adobe software and professional photographic skills as wel...

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TV and Film BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice

Lights, camera, action! This creative programme is designed to teach you the technical skills needed to succeed in the media production industry. You...

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About the School

The School of Creative Arts allows students to unlock industry-standard skills and the experience needed to succeed in various creative disciplines. Students can put their theory into practice in an array of industry-standard facilities and can leverage sector links to gain insight and exciting opportunities.



Creative studios, theatres, stages, digital suites and darkrooms.

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What courses do you offer?

We offer many creative courses at Level 1, 2 and 3. These courses include: Acting, Art and Design, Computer Games, Computer Games Skills, Dance, Digital Media, Fashion and Textiles, Graphic Design, Graphic Design and Photography, Journalism, Music Technology, Mobile Games and App Development, Musical Theatre Performance, Music Industry Skills, Music, Performing Arts, Photography Theatre Production, Theatre Design and Production, TV and Film Production, and Extended TV and Film Production.

What progression routes are available from your courses?

Progression routes are available from Level 1 to Level 3 within the department. Additionally, University Centre Leeds offers a range of creative degrees as a progression option for Level 3 students.

What industry links and partnerships do you have?

Both of our Creative Arts departments have a range of industry links including: East Street Arts, Deer Shed 9 Festival, Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle, Studio 24, Games Republic, GaMaYo, IBM, Sleepy Brain Studios, EGX Rezzed, Yorkshire Games Festival, Leeds Playhouse, Opera North and Howard Assembly Rooms.

We have previously worked with Phoenix Dance Theatre, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Northern Ballet, ZooNation, RJC Dance, DAZL, and Hunslet Club.

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.

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Press Technician

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

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Creative Venue Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

This programme involves providing technical support for the construction, rehearsal, presentation and removal of a live performance.

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Pre-press Technician

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

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