Art & Design, Media, Photography

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If you’re creative, Coleg Gwent has the course for you! With a range of art and design courses, photography courses, games design and animation courses, a huge range of media courses, and much more, you can hone your artistic abilities here!

Our courses range from 1-3 years, with full and part-time study options available for all skill levels. There’s a whole world of opportunities in creative subjects. Whether you’ve set your sights on becoming a Games Designer, Photographer or working in Fashion, Coleg Gwent’s industry experienced tutors are here to support you every step of the way.

Our art and design courses offer you a taste of art-related disciplines so you can decide which area you’d like to specialise in the future. You can study art and design at four of our five campuses across South Wales. All our facilities are professionally equipped for art and design courses, where we encourage experimentation to build your skills and confidence across a wide range of topics.

You’ll create a portfolio and explore potential career paths with the ability to specialise in areas such as fine art, graphic design, photography, interior design, computer gaming, fashion and textiles. Find out more about art and design courses in the leaflets below or join our next open event. Apply now as places fill up fast!

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We offer a range of digital media courses, creative media courses, games design and e-sports courses, and more! Our media courses cover disciplines such as film, TV, radio, animation and web design.

Our friendly tutors continue to work in their own specialist areas, and this professional ethos and vocational experience will make all the difference as you study within the field of creative industries. Careers in media are often fast paced and very competitive. The industry is always changing and covers a wide range of careers in advertising, marketing, design, film, literature, music, fashion, arts, photography, publishing, radio production, TV production, mobile app design, web design, special effects and more!

Take a closer look at our courses in the course leaflets below and apply now to start your journey in creative media!

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If you’re creative with an eye for the perfect shot, our photography courses are made for you! Your photography career can be as specialist or varied as you like. Studio, freelance, documentary, artistic, sport, food, architecture, marketing or fashion – these are just some of the specialisms you can carve a career in.

On our photography courses, you’ll be taught by experienced industry professionals, have access to state-of-the-art photography studios, and have fantastic opportunities to get out and about through a combination of workshops, gallery visits, exhibitions, and field trips.

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With our theatrical and media makeup courses, you can get into the exciting world of special effects makeup and film, theatre and TV makeup. As a makeup artist, you would apply makeup and style hair for anyone appearing in front of a camera or a live audience. You may work in film, television, theatre, concerts, photographic sessions or fashion shows.

From a natural look for TV, to using wigs and hairpieces for period dramas or using prosthetics for horror productions – the life of a makeup artist is never dull. The only limit is your imagination! You’ll have fantastic work placement opportunities in theatres, fashion, photoshoots, film and events. Find out more about our theatrical and media makeup courses in the course leaflets below and apply not to secure your place!

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Student showcases & exhibitions

Each year, campuses host end of year exhibitions which are a great opportunity for friends, family, dignitaries and the general public to view students’ work.

The College has established links with the University of Wales, Newport and the University of Glamorgan, giving students broader experience and firm progression opportunities.

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AIM Diploma in Skills for Working in Creative and Design Industries (Art & Design, Craft, Music, Performance & Events, Media & Photography & Employability) Level 2

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
Start date: 05 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

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BA Top Up – Photography

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 21 September 2022

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BTEC Diploma Level 1 Vocational Studies - Art and Creative Media Level 1

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

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BTEC Diploma Level 1 Vocational Studies - Art and Creative Media Level 1

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

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BTEC Diploma Level 1 Vocational Studies - Art and Creative Media Level 1

Torfaen Learning Zone
Start date: 05 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

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BTEC National 540 Diploma in Art and Design Practice Level 3

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
Start date: 05 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

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BTEC National 540 Diploma in Art and Design Practice Level 3

Torfaen Learning Zone
Start date: 05 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

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BTEC National 540 Diploma in Creative Media Practice Level 3

Torfaen Learning Zone
Start date: 05 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

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Foundation Degree Artist Designer Maker

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 21 September 2022

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Foundation Degree Games - Art and Design

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 21 September 2022

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Foundation Degree Illustration

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 22 September 2022

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Foundation Degree Photography

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 20 September 2022

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HND Specialist Make Up

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 21 September 2022

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OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in Art and Design Level 2

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

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OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in Art and Design Level 2

Torfaen Learning Zone
Start date: 05 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

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OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in Media Level 2

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

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OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in Media Level 2

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

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OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in Media Level 2

Torfaen Learning Zone
Start date: 05 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

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OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma in Media Level 3

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

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UAL Diploma in Art and Design (Art and Design, Photography, Fashion and Textiles) Level 3

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

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UAL Diploma in Art and Design Level 2

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

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UAL Diploma in Art and Design Level 3

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

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UAL Diploma in Digital Design and Technology Level 3

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

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UAL Diploma in Esports (Creative Media Production and Technology) Level 3

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
Start date: 05 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

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UAL Diploma in Games Design Level 3

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

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VTCT Diploma in Theatrical Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-Up Level 3

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

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VTCT Hair and Media Make Up (Adults) Level 2

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 06 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

Enhanced Part Time Part time learning for 12 hours a week (sometimes more) with availability to grants.
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VTCT Hair and Media Make Up Artistry Level 2

Crosskeys Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

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WJEC Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design) Level 3/4

City of Newport Campus
Start date: 05 September 2022
*Enrolment still open

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I’ve always been interested in art & wanted to carry it on in college. Coleg Gwent was more flexible than sixth form in terms of me choosing my A level subjects. The college has helped me work to the best of my ability & are really supportive.

Lauren Lilley
A Level Art

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