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Visual Arts & Communication (Graphic Design & Photography)

View the 360 tour of our Graphic Design department at Winsford campus below

Our graphic design and photography courses are specifically designed to develop the skills you need for a career in graphic design or photography. You will be provided with the entry requirements you need to progress on to university to study graphics, photography, illustration, games or visual arts.

We have developed these exciting programmes of study with consideration to the current industry trends and expectations of what universities and employers are looking for in future creatives. You will find yourself learning a combination of skills to develop your visual communication skills.

You will have access to our professional photography equipment including the use of an industry standard photography studio and apple mac computers so you’ll get hands on experience from the beginning.

Our creative & digital department benefit from strong connections with the industry so you will find yourself working on live projects, both national and local including developing brands for business, creating promotional materials and making inspirational art for competitions. This instantly gives you an edge when you look for work or apply for university after completing the course!

Student Success

Graphic design student Shyam Patel with the winning Christmas card designGraphic design student Shyam Patel put his talents to good use when he designed Warrington & Vale Royal College’s winning Christmas card, which was posted to members of the local community and external stakeholders, including councillors, MPs and headteachers.

He said: “My tutors at the college are really supportive and push us all to take part in opportunities like this. I am really enjoying my time at the college – the graphic design course is brilliant!”