Visual Arts at B&FC
Government statistics from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) show that employment within the creative industries is growing at four times the rate of the UK workforce as a whole. As a result, exciting opportunities are becoming available in areas such as illustration, graphic design, fashion design and photography.
At B&FC you will have access to a unique creative environment with contemporary studios, think spaces and a stunning public gallery. A diverse range of programmes are taught by subject experts, who are still active within the industry and passionate about supporting you to find your creative niche.
Discover how B&FC can help you begin or advance your career in the creative arts industry. Contact us on T 01253 504 343 or E firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The creative and digital sector in Lancashire accounts for 6% of the workforce and there are increasing opportunities in areas such as illustration, graphic design, fashion design, web design and photography.
Creative and digital businesses total 4,500 across Lancashire, with leading employers including Bespoke Internet, Graham and Brown and MotionLab. In Manchester, creative hubs such as Media City and the Sharp Project are providing additional opportunities.
Most popular career routes:
Graphic Designer | Community Arts Worker | Fashion Designer | Fine Artist | Illustrator | Set Designer | Web Designer | Photographer
What our staff and students say
Why choose B&FC?
With more than 1,000 employer partnerships, our work with employers has earned us the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize.
Our tutors are specialists in their subjects and help you develop the skills you need to be successful. They regularly spend time in industry to keep their knowledge and experience up-to-date.
Your own personal progress tutor will help you to settle in, keep you informed about upcoming events and provide ongoing support and guidance. We also offer confidential counselling.
If you have a disability (including a specific learning or mental health difficulty) we will help you to access the support needed to manage your studies as independently as possible.
With our FREE 24/7 Blackpool Transport travel pass, eligible students get unlimited use of any Blackpool Transport bus or tram. From 2019, we’ll also be offering a FREE circular bus service.
Our free careers service includes expert advice and resources to help with making career choices, applying to university and coaching to get you ready for employment.
Our Students' Union runs a variety of clubs, societies and events, all aimed at giving you the best student experience possible. You could also get involved as a rep or elected officer.
Sports are big at B&FC and there are lots of fitness activities and College teams for you to join, facilitated through our all-weather pitch, sports hall and fitness suite.
Food and Drink
From smoothies to sub rolls, we offer a wide range of low-cost food and drink plus a FREE healthy breakfast for everyone and FREE meals for eligible students.
Work experience opportunities
B&FC works with a wide range of leading companies, offering specific industry placements that offer valuable sector experience.
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We’re constantly investing in our facilities to provide a first-rate learning environment with cutting-edge resources.
Our state-of-the-art studios replicate an industry setting, with expert tutors and technicians on hand to support you to develop your craft.
Our stunning public gallery offers a wonderful exhibition space that has hosted works by Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin.
Industry-standard resources and ‘live’ briefs allow you to develop your creativity within a commercial context, to enhance your employability.
How to find us
Squires Gate Lane