School of Creative Arts

Oil Painting Beginner course

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of oil painting. You will learn how to select, compose, and convert your images into impress...

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Singing Beginner course

If you’re looking to develop your singing skills and a vocal style in contemporary music, choir, theatre, or live performance, this course is...

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Drawing and Illustration Beginner course

This course teaches you a variety of digital and traditional drawing techniques including software usage. You’ll cover various artistic genres suc...

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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.

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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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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 product...

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Press Technician

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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Post Press Technician

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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