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Art, Design, Drawing and Painting

From sketching to watercolours, our art, design, drawing and painting courses provide the perfect environment to help you produce some truly inspiring work.

Watercolour of two flamingo's

Pure Watercolour (Stage 2)

In this 15-week course, you'll build on your existing drawing skills and become a well-rounded and more confident watercolour artist.
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Art of Illustration

This 10-week summer course will give you a full introduction to the world of illustration, with the aim of developing your personal style.
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Simply Drawing

In this creative summer short course, you'll have the chance to simply learn how to draw! You'll develop your skills and artistic ability.
Capturing Coastal Landscapes

Capturing Coastal Landscapes 

In this 10-week summer short course, you'll have the chance to paint on location, using our beautiful Dorset coastline as inspiration.
Pop Art

Pop Art

In this imaginative 10-week summer short course, you'll have the chance to explore the unique and ground-breaking genre of Pop Art.

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Evening and weekend courses

We offer over 60 part-time courses that are delivered on-campus in the evenings and/or Saturdays – great for learning a new hobby.
Red and indigo illustration of two people and teepee tents

Saturday Art School

Our Saturday Art School courses are designed to inspire and enable the creators of tomorrow – take a look at our full list of courses here.
Ocean-inspired textiles with fabrics forming shapes of sea urchins and sea anemone

Summer courses

Our summer courses are a great way to polish your portfolio, experiment and learn new skills or simply have fun with your creativity.
Several small screenprints drying on a rack

Foundation Diploma

One-year course gives you the chance to explore different creative areas before choosing the subject you want to take a degree in