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Art & design

Whether you’re a painter, potter or graphic designer, your creative and technical skills will flourish in our Art & Design department.

Learn through creating

As an Art & Design student, you will have the freedom to explore new ideas while developing technical skills in your chosen medium.

Your creativity will be enhanced with a unique learning environment. Truro & Penwith College offers purpose-built facilities containing specialist studios, exhibition spaces and inspirational views. These studios will provide you with an experience of the diverse creative industries.

You will have the opportunity to build a portfolio of work as well as a chance to exhibit in our exhibitions. Many students progress to university or to our successful Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, based at our Tregye campus.

Click above to watch our film about studying Art & Design at Truro and Penwith College and the career and university opportunities available to you.

Mark Dunford Art & Design Programme Team Leader
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Every year, students develop and explore new skills and ideas. They progress to prestigious universities and become part of the creative industries.

Mark Dunford - Programme Team Leader, Art & Design at Truro College

a variety of courses

We have a wide range of qualifications, from Access Courses, Apprenticeships and A Levels to Undergraduate Degrees. We also run IB Visual Arts as part of the IB Diploma. All of our tutors are experts in their fields, whether silversmiths, illustrators or interior designers, and will give you the support and tuition you need to achieve your outstanding potential.

inspirational settings

Studying with us, you’ll have access to industry-standard studios and vibrant exhibition space in the purpose-built specialist White building at Truro College and the refurbished Nanjizal building in Penwith, which offers space, light and fantastic views over the Penwith Campus and Mounts Bay beyond. Some of our adult part-time courses are also run in the inspirational setting of the Penzance School of Art, a beautiful building dating back to the mid-19th century.

learn and create

Through the study of art history, theory and techniques, you’ll be encouraged to explore and experiment with different ideas in a way that will spark your creativity and energise your practical work.

Select a pathway

Adult & Professional
Hardworking and dedicated female digital art student, learning new drawing techniques on a graphic editing software, late at night from her home office

Art & Design Digital Arts

Part Time
STEM & Health Skills Centre Bodmin

UAL Level 2 Award in Printmaking

Part Time
Penwith College

UAL Level 2 Award in Photography

Part Time
Penwith College

Art and Design Digital Arts

Part Time
Truro College

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