Why study art & design at New College Durham?


  • Level 2 Art and Design timely success rates are 96% (with 100% pass rate), well above the national average.
  • You can participate in specialised workshops including fine art, textiles, illustration, 3D crafts and photography.
  • You will also have the opportunity to showcase your art work in an end of year exhibition in a professional venue.
  • Our art and design students progress to a diverse range of degree courses including surface pattern, fine art, interior architecture, fashion and illustration.


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Craft Fair

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.

The Hive

Design facilities

We can help you make your mark in the graphic design industry with our industry standard facilities.

Students have Design on Fashion

Students have designs on fashion

Budding designers from New College Durham are working on a high profile fashion event taking place this Friday in Durham City.

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Level 3 Art & Design students present end of year fashion show

New College Durham’s Art and Design students celebrate the end of their course by presenting a full length catwalk show.