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Art and design for 16-19 year olds at Brighton MET

Study art and design at Brighton MET

Brighton MET is the place to study if you are interested in a career in the creative industries. The College's department of Visual Arts, is a vibrant, creative hub based in the heart of the North Laine area of Brighton.

There are opportunities to explore a wide range of specialist areas such as fashion, textiles, illustration, three dimensional design, graphic design, printmaking and fine art.

Through rich and diverse assignments you can expect to gain a broad experience in art and design. You will be set a range of projects that will challenge you to step out of your comfort zone. Projects are often focused on increasing employability and incorporate links to industry. Your study programme will be complimented by trips to exhibitions and museums in order to support and enhance your studies.

Throughout the year the department hosts a range of collaborative events such as exhibitions and live shows. As well as promoting a creative environment in which to work, there is an academic underpinning to all the courses that will help you develop the skills you will need for employment. There is a structured tutorial programme that supports you, and helps your transition into college and onto university, which includes regular Progress Reviews with your tutors.


Available courses

  • Art & Design - Level 1 (UAL Diploma)

    This course provides an introduction to art and design skills including drawing, photography, painting, printmaking, 3D, textiles, fashion, graphics, illustration and digital.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Art and Design - Level 3 (UAL Diploma and Extended Diploma)

    This diploma introduces you to creative approaches, technical art and design skills and the opportunity to build an extensive portfolio.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 2 Years
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  • Art and Design - Level 2 (UAL Diploma)

    This is a hands-on course giving you a broad experience in Art & Design covering a range of skills including drawing, photography, painting, printmaking, 3D work, textiles and fashion

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Art and Design - Level 3/4 (UAL Post A-Level Foundation Diploma)

    This course gives you the opportunity to explore many different aspects of art and design and follow a specialist pathway

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Filmmaking - Level 2 (UAL Diploma)

    This Level 2 course gives a thorough introduction to filmmaking and leads to the Level 3 diploma in filmmaking.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Filmmaking - Level 3 (UAL Diploma)

    Through this course you will gain an understanding of the video, television and film industries.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 2 Years
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  • Games Design - Level 3 (UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma)

    This course will give you an understanding of games, animation and concept art for the creative media industries.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 2 Years
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Why choose Brighton MET?

At Brighton MET we offer a variety of full-time courses for 16-19 year olds across two campuses. We teach technical and professional skills and provide practical industry-focused experience. This is a great way to study and equips you with the key skills needed to progress into employment or to go on to study at University.

Art and Design End Of year Show - York Hall (Fine Art) - 360 Tour

Art and Design End of Year Show - Trafalgar Building (Fashion and Testiles) - 360 Tour

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