Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities
Embrace your creative side and develop your skills with Creative Industries at Dover.
Join our dynamic Creative Industries Department with courses designed for students who wish to specialise in Graphic Design, Branding, Product Design, Information Graphics, Fine Art, Illustration and Sculpture.
Our creative classrooms offer cutting-edge technology, the latest equipment and creative spaces where you can complete your projects. You will also have guidance from our lecturers who can help develop your skills within all aspects of Art and Design based on their industry backgrounds and experience.
Our Art and Design pathway prepares you for work, apprenticeships or university by developing sector-specific skills and building a portfolio of industry-standard work. It will provide you with the technical, creative and theoretical skills required to achieve your dream career in this fast-growing and exciting industry or progress to degree level and beyond.
Art and Design are situated on the top floor of the Vision building here at Dover Technical College. Within the department we have a range of equipment and creative spaces where you can complete your studies and projects, these include:
By taking one of our Art and Design courses here at Dover Technical College, you will gain creative skills and have the sought‑after knowledge to find employment in innovative and dynamic careers, such as:
Programme Director of Art and Design
I am the current Programme Director for Art and Design here at Dover where I specialise in teaching Graphic Design on both our Level 2 and Level 3 Courses. I have over 9 years experience working with the design and signage industry where I also studied to gain my undergraduate degree and master’s degree in graphic design at Canterbury Christ Church University.
If you have any questions about the courses we have to offer, please feel free to email me:
Lecturer in Art and Design
I started working at Dover Technical College in September 2020, teaching Art and Design to level 2 and 3 students. I specialise in Fine Art, specifically drawing, painting and art history. The courses are full-time and are designed to enable people to work in a variety of Art and Design roles and settings. I really enjoy working with the students, especially our discussion groups where they have the opportunity to give their own opinions in relation to art and politics. It is very rewarding when a student demonstrates a passion for their work and expresses their opinions through their artwork.
Students' Dover Castle exhibition commemorates bird's Kent return
Students from Dover Technical College’s Art and Design department have wowed visitors with an exhibition at Dover Castle.
The Chough Bird Artwork Trail featured 11 pieces of art created by learners currently in their second year of Level 3 education.
Community Week - March 2021
The Level 2 and 3 Art and Design students created Thank You posters for the NHS workers as their community week project.
Click here to see their amazing art work.
What students think: Graphic Design
Students were asked about their experience of college, the things they enjoy about their course and if they would recommend Dover Technical College as a place of study. Click here to find out what they had to say.
Example: Graphic designers
Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 24% over the period to 2027, adding 19,814 jobs. In the same period, 71% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 59,082 job openings.
Graphic designers use illustrative, sound, visual and multimedia techniques to convey a message for information, entertainment, advertising, promotion or publicity purposes, and create special visual effects and animations for computer games, film, interactive and other media.
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If you are 16 to 18-years-old and want to explore your options then apply today.
Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway.
We will contact you with appropriate options for conducting your interview, either online or in person.
At your interview, we will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. It is also your opportunity to make sure that the pathway meets your goals and ambitions.
If you know exactly which course and level you need to apply for, or want more information, please select from the options below: