Art student painting a portrait


Following one of our Art & Design pathways can lead you to a variety of creative careers. Art therapy, Fine Artist, Gallery Curator, Games Designer, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Pattern Cutter, Print maker, Retail Buyer or Visual Merchandiser to name just a few of the possibilities open to you once you have qualified in an Art based subject.

The art and design provision at West Kent College is strong and well-resourced, with excellent facilities and a creative and inspiring environment. As a student, you may have the chance to work with clients on live assignments with clients, practising artists and designers. Plus, our own successful summer exhibition will provide you with a genuine experience of showcasing your artwork to the public. The practical approach to teaching and high level of support you will receive, will equip you to progress on to the next level and ultimately a university-level programme.

Look out for details of our Art Shows, Exhibitions and Events to see the fantastic work our students produce.

Guest Talks

Graphic Design - G.F Smith Papers

Representatives from G.F Smith come into the college to discuss their high quality paper production.

Student Nicole Broad, studying the HND Graphic Design says, "I always like having the workshop from G.F Smith as they bring samples of the paper they talk about. By having that visual interaction within the talk it allows us to see and feel the different paper types and what they are best used for."

Electrical student working under supervision of tutor

Open Evening - November 2019

27 Nov 2019 Time: 16:30 - 19:30

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Student Work


Peter Coates

I like the supportive tutors and meeting other students who share similar interests to mine.... Peter Coates, BA (Hons) Graphic Design
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Our aim is to give you the best preparation for your career or further studies and to make sure that you achieve at your highest possible level.