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Programme overview

This exciting, varied and practical programme is aimed at those who want a career in art, art teaching, theatre set design, graphic design, illustration, animation, architecture, interior design, fine art or sculpture. Join a supportive and challenging environment, where you will learn how to approach the creative process to work through design briefs, while developing the skills and portfolio needed to achieve your professional goals.

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C including Maths and Science. Applicants with a grade 3 in English will be accepted, but must study a GCSE in English alongside this programme.

Course Facts

Explore disciplines such as observational drawing, illustration, painting, 3D body supported sculpture and printing, while developing important interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work independently and use your own initiative.


This involves practical projects and commissions, presentations and the development of a portfolio.

Our expert tutors will help you to set, work towards, monitor and evidence your own personal targets.


Last year, students were involved in three exciting ‘live’ assignments: leading a community ‘Big Draw’ event, creating a dementia ward mural at Clifton Hospital and providing the costumes and stage backdrop for a theatrical production. Study visits have included Manchester galleries, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Liverpool Tate Gallery.

Next Steps

Successful completion of the programme will qualify you for undergraduate study and/or employment in the creative industries. Roles range from artist and designer to concept artist and textile designer. Lancashire has a vibrant, growth-driven digital and creative sector, which in recent years has seen expansion accelerate at twice the rate of the broader economy.*


How to Apply

Ready to make your career dreams a reality at the Fylde’s specialist sixth form college this September?

Sign up to enrol now at Lytham Sixth Form College between 9am and 4.30pm to secure your place or call 01253 504672.

The easiest way to apply for your place is to apply online or print a downloadable version. Alternatively you can get hold of a form by:

  • Telephoning the Contact Centre on 01253 504343
  • Emailing a request (including your name, address and date of birth) to
  • Collecting a form from Reception at the Lytham Sixth Form College (address below)

Once you’ve completed the form (you may wish to keep a copy) send the original form as soon as possible to:

Lytham Sixth Form College
Church Road
Lytham St. Annes

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Church Road
Lytham St Annes
T: 01253 504 670

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