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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

New applications are no longer being accepted for Lytham Sixth Form College following the decision to close the College in summer 2019.

Applicants who have applied to us for September 2019 entry have been contacted by the Admissions Team about next steps.

Why not make your career dreams a reality at Blackpool and The Fylde College - England’s most successful large college.*

Judged Outstanding by Ofsted, B&FC provides a first-rate education to steer you towards your future career.

Visit the B&FC website to view our range of courses and look out for our College and School Liaison advisers who will talk you through the different options.

If you have any questions please contact the Admissions Team on<
T: 01253 504 343

*based on the Education and Skills Funding Agency National Achievement Rate Tables (April 2018)

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