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Have you got what it takes to be part of one of the fastest growing and increasingly important sectors of the economy? Northern Regional College’s new Level 2 course in Creative Arts and Digital Technologies is designed to give an introduction to the knowledge and creative skills needed for a successful career in the creative sector.

During the one year full-time course, students will study core practical elements of art and design, including drawing skills, graphic design, product design, working in 2D and 3D, painting and colour theory. They will have an opportunity to develop their practical digital technology skills through programs like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and create digital graphic design content using industry standard techniques.

On successful completion of the course, students can progress to Level 3 Extended Diploma Art and Design Practice, which is equivalent to 3 A levels.

Art lecturer and course co-ordinator, Paul Wilson said the course had been developed to provide a flexible approach to study using a wide range of vocational units within the creative art design and digital fields.

“The Creative industries generate more than £100bn a year for the UK economy and employ more than 2 million people and, in the present uncertain economic climate, creative industries are emerging as one of the fastest growing and increasingly important sectors.

“COVID-19 has forced many changes but there are lots of opportunities in the creative arts for talented and innovative people with the right skillset.”