Art & Design, Media, Photography

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Art & Design

Our art & design courses offer you a taste of art-related disciplines so you can decide which area you’d like to specialise in.

Creative Media

The creative media industry covers a wide range of sectors including advertising, design, animation, film, literature, music, arts, publishing, radio, TV and more! By 2024, there’ll be 25% more graphic designers in the workplace!

Interactive Media

We interact with media every day via apps on our smartphones, touch screen technology etc. Create digital products that depend on customer interaction in the form of pop-ups, text, video and sound.


With the advancements in technology, photography is a highly creative and dynamic area of work. You can specialise in studio, documentary, sport, food, architecture, marketing and fashion – and much more!


Are you on trend, have a good eye for colour and know what looks good? Turn your designs into real clothes; work with pattern cutters, retailers and buyers.

Student showcases & exhibitions

Each year, campuses host end of year exhibitions which are a great opportunity for friends, family, dignitaries and the general public to view students’ work.

What can I study, and where?

Download the fact sheet and find out where you can study each of our different Art and Design, Media, Photography courses.


What are the career possibilities?

Download our career maps to see what career routes you can take for Art & Design, Media, Photography courses.


I’m hugely into art and ever since I was little I’ve drawn, but now I want to go into games design. I’ve learnt so much since I’ve been at Coleg Gwent and the teachers support and guide you. I want to do two years of games design at Coleg Gwent at the end of this course and then on to Cardiff University for a third year.

Ayk Perera
Level 3 Art, Design and Media
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Questions & Answers

What qualifications are needed for game design?

L3 Games Design
Have a look at the link above for info!

Just to clarify, would a level 3 BTEC not get me into university or would I need to consider A level's instead?

A level 3 BTEC would give the qualifications to progress to degree level (level 4), yes.

I'm interested in the media side of fashion and want to take fashion communication and styling in uni, would this course be suitable for me?

UAL level 3 or BTEC in Art and Design would be suitable.

Would doing a fashion course in Coleg Gwent be better then doing it in my school sixth form?

It would be different. In college you learn one discipline or subject, learning subject appropriate skills to push you further in your education and hopefully your chosen career.

What qualifications would you need for media production?

In a nutshell, we look for a minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above to include English/Welsh first language, or appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification at Merit grade with GCSE English/Welsh first language at grade C or above.

Would I be able to get into a fashion course if I have done textiles for GCSE, would I need art for a level 3?

Are there any courses that don't require qualifications?

We have level 1 courses available and our part time courses also.

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