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Art, Design
& Media

100% of students achieved
a pass or higher
Creativity is at the heart of what we do at Calderdale College, and our Art, Design & Media students are at the forefront of this. We’ll give you a range of creative and practical skills to succeed in this industry, through stimulating and motivating learning experiences that build your employability skills alongside achieving your qualification.

Art, Design & Media at Calderdale College

Watch the video to see why you should study at Calderdale College and find out where one of our Art, Design & Media courses could take you.

Do you…

Have an interest in pursuing an area of Art, Design or Media as a profession? Think fashion designer, graphic designer, interior designer, artist, photographer or animator.

Are you…

Ready to work hard to develop your creative skills, with the support of your tutors?

Are you…

Interested in all things creative?

Do you…

Want to explore all specialisms; you’ll study everything from painting to sculpture to printmaking and ceramic.

Benefit from a range of industry links

Why study Art, Design & Media

We’ve got courses that give you a taste of different specialisms, perfect for discovering where your real talents lie.

You’ll enjoy our modern facilities and the chance to learn in the classroom, the studio and during exciting work placements.

You’ll enjoy field trips and learning from experts with real industry experience.

You’ll be supported to make your passions a career reality, by tutors who’ve done the same. We can help you develop a portfolio of art, media and design-related work for entry to Higher Education.

What careers could
our courses lead to?

*Figures are based on typical salaries in that job role from payscale.com/research/UK/Job

What will
I study?

Whether you choose to study Art & Design, Creative Media, or Film & Photography, you will study a range of units within your chosen course. There’s something for everyone!

Example Modules
Some example modules include

Course Pages
Each individual course page contains information on the modules of study, but if you have any questions we are on hand to help.

Contact our Advice and Guidance team on 01422 399267 or email adviceguidance@calderdale.ac.uk for more info.

Perfectly designed courses for joining a sector that supports more than 100,000 jobs nationwide.

Be the best you...

Student Showcase

Take a look at our End of Year Showcase

Student Work

Digital Speed Painting

Art, Design & Media Lewis Hargreaves created a digital speed painting on his course.

FAQS

FAQs

Got a burning question or would just like to get a better feel for life at College? Browse our FAQs page to find out more.

Case Study

Jason Sweeney - Creative Media

We caught up with Jason who studied Creative Media at Calderdale College, in which he achieved pass, merit. Jason is now working for Prime Creative Limited, a local design and marketing company based in Halifax, in a client services role.

Boredom Buster

10 Riddles to solve

We've put together 10 riddles. Let us know how many you can guess without peeking at the answers.

Student Work

Madi - Dubai Film

Film & Photography student Madi takes us on her trip to Dubai.

Explore our
campus

Here at Calderdale College we’ve invested in fantastic facilties. Don’t just take our word for it, explore on the interactive map below.

Calderdale College Campus

Click on one of the letters below to see more

Percival Whitley Centre

G
  • Digital Skills & Media
  • Business & Enterprise
  • Apprenticeships
F
  • University Centre
  • Professional Studies
  • Teacher Education
  • Access to HE
  • Curriculum Support
  • Skills for Life
E
  • Health & Social Care
  • Early Years & Childhood Professions
  • Dental Nursing
D
  • Maths and English
  • Employability & Life Skills
  • D Cafe
  • ESOL
  • Job Centre Plus
C
  • Business Support
  • Executive Suite
  • Meeting Rooms
  • External Funding
B
  • Full Works Salon
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Multi Faith Room
  • 14-16 Suite
  • Students Union
  • Learning Centre
A
  • Reception
  • Cuisine 1893
  • DigiHub
  • Enrolment Suite
  • Learner Services
  • Trade Academy

Inspire Centre

IC
  • Sports & Fitness
  • Animal Care
  • Learning Centre
  • Outdoor Pitches

Get your fresh Starbucks at our Inspire Cafe

Located in the Inspire Centre, our Inspire Café sells Starbucks beverages plus a range of sandwiches and snacks. It is open to students, staff and visitors to the Inspire Centre.

Where to find us
The Inspire Café can be found in the Inspire Centre, at our campus on Francis Street, Halifax.

Food and drink available
Within the café you can find a range of sandwiches, paninis, cold drinks and Starbucks beverages, plus a range of other snacks.

Loyalty card
We offer an Inspire Café loyalty card, for every Starbucks drink you purchase you will be given a stamp and once you have collected 8 stamps you will get a free drink on us!

G Floor

If our Digital Skills and Media students are not in DigiHub they may find themselves on our top floor. 

This is also home to our Business suite and many Apprentices will spend their college hours here with 1 to 1s or group sessions.

Home to:
  • Digital Skills & Media
  • Business & Enterprise
  • Apprenticeships
F Floor

Our University Centre is located on F Floor and is home to all Higher Education students and staff. 

Home to:

  • University Centre
  • Professional Studies
  • Teacher Education
  • Access to HE
  • Curriculum Support
  • Skills for Life
E Floor

This is home to our Health and Social Care Students.

Here you will find a dentistry room with working chair and tools, a pharmacy, a hospital room and nursery style classroom for Childcare students.

Home to:

  • Health & Social Care
  • Early Years & Childhood Professions
  • Dental Nursing
D Floor

D Floor is home to our student run D Cafe.

Run by Employability and Life Skills students, the cafe provides them with skills for the future as well as providing you with a nice coffee and cake. 

Home to:

  • Maths and English
  • Employability & Life Skills
  • D Cafe
  • ESOL
  • Job Centre Plus
C Floor

Our business support, executive suite and meeting rooms are all found on C floor. This floor is restricted for student entry unless permission is granted. 

Home to:

  • Business Support
  • Executive Suite
  • Meeting Rooms
  • External Funding
B Floor

Here you will find The Full Works Salon, a hair and beauty salon run by staff and students; with affordable treatments for you and your friends.

One of our two Learning Centres is also on B Floor and has plenty of PCs for drop-in use as well as bookable rooms for collaboration and quiet study.

Home to:

  • Full Works Salon
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Multi Faith Room
  • 14-16 Suite
  • Students Union
  • Learning Centre
A Floor

A Floor is home to our state-of-the-art DigiHub and Trade Academy. Our Digital Skills, Computing and Media students will spend a lot of their time here in the music studio, photography studio or iMac Suite.

Students of our construction courses will find our Brickwork, Carpentry and Joinery workshops. You will also find Cuisine 1893, our very own restaurant standard kitchen, where our hospitality and catering students will train. 

Home to:

  • Reception
  • Cuisine 1893
  • DigiHub
  • Enrolment Suite
  • Learner Services
  • Trade Academy
Inspire Centre

The Inspire Centre is home to our Sport students. With a fitness suite, rock climbing wall, sports hall and outdoor pitches there’s plenty of opportunities to get stuck into a new sport or fitness regime.

The Inspire Centre also hosts our second Learning Centre and our Animal Care students will also find their animals in the various classrooms dedicated to them, or in the outdoor hutches. Facilities for our Public Services, Outdoor Education, Electrical, Plumbing and Engineering courses are also found in the Inspire Centre. Plus you can grab a coffee from Starbucks on your way out!

Home to:

  • Sports & Fitness
  • Animal Care
  • Learning Centre
  • Outdoor Pitches