Art and Design

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About Nescot

Nescot is in Ewell near Epsom in Surrey. We are a few minutes’ walk from Ewell East and Ewell West main line stations. Whilst we are close to both Epsom and South/West London students also benefit from a green and leafy campus. We’ve been providing Further Education for school leavers at Nescot for more than 60 years.

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Art and Design at Nescot

The Art and Design department at Nescot offers an interdisciplinary programme of study, which concludes in specialist or interdisciplinary pathways, as students develop and expand their knowledge and skill set.

Our students have progressed to FE and HE courses including London Collage of Fashion, UCA, University of Hertfordshire, CSM, De Montfort University and many more.

What You Can Expect…

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Inspire – To prepare our students for a future in the creative industries we enlist the input from industry professionals from across a wide range of creative disciplines from RCA, Goldsmiths, The Guardian and Burberry.

Explore – Every term we visit some of the most inspiring galleries in London including Tate Modern, Tate Britain, V&A, Design Museum, The White Cube, Barbican, Saatchi Gallery and many more.

Create – Throughout the year you will be given the opportunity to explore and develop your skills in a variety of disciplines before specialising in your chosen area: Fine Art, Fashion and Textiles, Sculpture, Digital Design, Illustration, Printmaking, Graphic Design, Life Drawing, Photography and Stop Motion Animation. Preparing you for a future both at university and later in the creative industries.

Exhibit – As a key aspect of your creative development you will curate and present your work in a public exhibition at the end of the academic year. You will also develop a professional portfolio for progression into higher education and employment.

Staff – Enthusiastic, highly-qualified and knowledgeable staff who have a wealth of experience. Our lecturers are well connected to the creative industries and have exhibited nationally and internationally. Their experience and expertise spans across contemporary art, fashion design, SFX and visual communication.

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“The teachers all have different backgrounds and styles, so you get to learn different skills and perspectives. We’re taught to be critical, and how to research a brief and develop our work. That’s really useful for university and for our future careers. I’m going to the University of Hertfordshire next year to study Animation and Modelling.”

Gererd, Level 3 Art and Design

Our Students’ Success…

Our students have progressed to top creative universities:London College of Fashion

  • Chelsea College of Art
  • Camberwell College of Art
  • Wimbledon College of Art
  • London College of Communication
  • University of Brighton
  • University for the Creative Arts
  • Central Saint Martins
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Our student’s creative achievements have been showcased every year at the Annual UAL Exhibition, Origins in London. In 2018, our Level 2 student, Rio, was chosen as the national winner of the Level 2 Art and Design Award.

Future Careers in Art and Design… Animator, Brand identity developer, Buyer, Curator, Digital print designer, Fashion designer, Fine artist, Garment technologist, Graphic designer, Illustrator, Photographer, Set designer, Sculptor, Textiles designer, Trend forecaster, Visual merchandiser.

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