Higher Education at Harrogate College

If you’re ready to start your Higher Education journey, look no further than Higher Education at Harrogate College. Our Higher Education centre features purposeful classrooms, lecture theatre, research lab, social spaces and a computer lab, giving you all of the university experience right on your doorstep.

Studying a higher education course at Harrogate College means you’re more likely to receive a qualification that relates to your desired profession and reflects industry needs. You’ll also benefit from smaller class sizes, greater flexibility for different lifestyles, and may get to experience on-the-job learning as part of the programme.

Our Higher Education Courses

Art & Design Foundation Diploma

Short and longer form projects will make up the majority of your course and are supported through studio teaching that will include contextual lectures and briefs, and individual or group tutorials. The practical, and theoretical work that you produce throughout each stage will be what you are assessed on for each stage’s corresponding unit.

Each unit is designed to build upon the knowledge and skills you have developed previously, helping you to develop independence and autonomy in your decision making and creative process. This degree is taught by tutors with professional industry experience

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Graphic Design & Illustration Foundation Degree

Explore specialist techniques in Graphic Design and Illustration while gaining the employability skills needed to become a successful graphic designer or illustrator.

The FdA in Graphic Design and Illustration will allow you to explore a range of pathways including traditional and digital media, typography, layout and design, animation, graphic art, concept art and character and games design.

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Photography Foundation Degree

Gain skills relevant to the exciting and creative photography industry with our Photography Foundation Degree. You will study a range of photographic techniques and disciplines including documentary, fashion, portraiture, fine art and commercial. Our exciting programme offers work-based learning opportunities, practical experience and workshops from industry experts.

Harrogate College has fantastic wet dark room facilities for traditional film processing as well as state-of-the-art digital equipment and resources. You will gain technical knowledge on how to use a range of cameras and get the most out of available and studio lighting. Practical learning is underpinned by photographic historical and contextual understanding.

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Creative Practice Master’s Degree

The Masters in Creative Practice is a practice-led modular programme designed for creative graduates from a range of disciplines to enhance their knowledge and skills. On this programme you will develop specialist practical skills while refining your practice and enhancing your employability skills. You’ll build a professional creative network to support your career in the Creative industry.

You are supported throughout the programme to critically engage with your creative practice and to refine your creative identity. You will develop your ability to attain work as a creative freelancer, to work for creative agencies and employers, or to progress to further study.

We welcome applications from a range of creative disciplines including Art, Graphic Design, Film, Make-up and Photography. The programme is designed for students with strong technical skills in their specialist practice, but you will work in a multidisciplinary environment, enhancing the potential for cross-subject work and reflecting the collaborative nature of the creative industry.

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How to Apply

Please call 01423 879 466 to discuss applying for one of our courses.

You can also apply via UCAS. Regardless of whether you have an open application with UCAS or are yet to start, we can talk you through the next steps of the application process.

Contact one of our friendly team on contact@harrogate-college.ac.uk.

Take a look at our wide range of courses