Our art & design students get the best experience

Find out about the exciting activities our art & design students take part in whilst studying at New College Durham.

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Art & design Open Treasure exhibition

Artwork showcased at Durham Cathedral

Art and design students are showcasing their work at Durham Cathedral as part of the new Open Treasure Exhibition. 

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Cultural Work Experience

Our Travel & Tourism and Art & Design students had the opportunity to gain cultural work experience at the Oriental Museum and Palace Green Library.

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Art & Design and Graphic Design Competition

Our Art & Design and Graphic Design students were involved in an exciting competition, organised by Life Olympia.

Art and Design and Graphic Design Craft Fair

Entrepreneurial Students Run Christmas Market

Art and Design and Graphic Design students demonstrated entrepreneurial skills during their Craft Fair.

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Students Raise £1000 for Local Charities

New College Durham students and Durham Lion’s Club raise £1000 for two local children’s charities.

Art and Design and Graphic Design Craft Fair

Art and Design Craft Fair

Art and Design and Graphic Design students concluded their three month employability assignment with a Craft Fair.

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Annual Christmas Card Competition

Graphic Design and Art and Design students took part in the Annual Christmas card competition.

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Durham drawing

Our art students gained inspiration for their next assignment by visiting key sights within Durham.


George Fashion at Asda

Art & design students visited the George fashion department to learn more about the career opportunities available.

Graphics show

Design students showcase their work

Graphics, Art & Design students celebrated their achievements and hard work during their exhibition at the College.

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Amazing Artwork

First year arts students held an exhibition and were tasked to produce artwork for the Sports Development Centre.

New York visit

New York visit

A number of students from Graphic Design, Media and Art & design took the opportunity to visit New York City.

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Art students get creative

Art & design students develop their employability skills creating and selling their own products.

Game On

Game On 2.0

Art, Design and Media students recently experienced the cinematic heritage of Tyneside Cinema followed with a visit to Game On 2.0

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Empty Shop

Art students were able to work in a professional studio at the Empty Shop Gallery in Durham.


Micro Art Workshop

Art & Design students took part in a bespoke lab micro art session at the Life Science Centre, Newcastle.

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Community Art Exhibition

Our art & design students exhibited their work within the local community.

Craft Fair

Handmade Craft Fair

Art and Design students concluded their three month assignment with a Craft Fair, selling products which they had designed and created themselves.

Bradford Animation Festival

Bradford Animation Festival

Art, design and media students visited the Bradford Animation Festival at The National Media Museum.

Geoff Wonfor

Multi-award winning Director Geoff Wonfor

Geoff Wonfor, an accomplished and acclaimed live music video director, visited New College Durham to deliver a lecture to art, design and media students.