Our Art and design students have gone on to have successful careers in this industry, working for existing organisations or launching their own business. Rosie Dennington completed the Extended Diploma in Fashion, before achieving a first class honours degree in fashion and costume at Birmingham City University. Rosie is now a fashion designer at Rosie Red Corsetry and Couture. Her designs were modelled by the actor Helena Bonham-Carter in Vanity Fair magazine.
Meanwhile, Jasmine Gilhooly, who completed the BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design at Banbury and Bicester College, launched her own company, D'Cruz, designing an eclectic range of bespoke handmade leather handbags.
We work closely with organisations to provide industry standard teaching, learning and progression opportunities for our students, including: Arts at the Old Fire Station, Reading Rep, William Hands, The Furniture Makers, Benchmark and Ercol.
You will have the opportunity to develop your employability skills by taking part in exhibitions, festivals and events, organising community workshops and pop-up shops. You will also gain new skills by taking part in competitions, attending masterclasses and career talks, and responding to live briefs set by employers.