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Our diverse range of programmes offers you the chance to explore a broad suite of creative arts including fine art, graphic design, video art, animation, photography and crafts.

We have an excellent reputation for supporting students applying to university and former students have progressed to degree courses at renowned colleges of art and design such as St. Martin’s, Camberwell, Falmouth and Kingston. We have a range of well-equipped studios for practical and digital work.

There are a wide range of creative opportunities available at Bridgwater & Taunton College. Our facilities are excellent including a film studio, infinity cove, dark room, graphics and textiles room and much more. They will allow you to learn a new skill or career within an exciting professional environment.

If you have a passion for television and film, and a serious ambition to work in the thriving and creative media industries, we can offer you a range of unique practical courses.

Our staff are highly experienced and supportive, our facilities are outstanding, and all students get to work in our professional television studio and digital editing suites. Subjects covered include video production, storyboarding, shooting and editing. Students will have the chance to get involved in making TV studio programmes, documentaries and music videos.

With a two-camera television studio, digital cameras and digital editing suites the facilities available to our media students are fantastic. On top of this students participate in various visits and residential trips within the creative industry and may also have the opportunity to take part in relevant work experience. In the past students have worked closely and developed strong relationships with organisations such as the Engine Room and the Young Persons Film Council.

Foundation Diploma Art and Design

Watch this video to hear what our students say about the Art, Design & Media Foundation Diploma courses at Bridgwater & Taunton College.

What our students say

Art, Design & Media Student Levi Burge

Levi Burge

After studying A Levels I didn’t possess enough extensive skills across the art and design industry to get me on to an art specific university course. However, this course has helped me build my portfolio of work and given me experience of working with external clients. The first-hand experience that I have gained from these opportunities has been invaluable in boosting not only my skill but also my confidence.”

Levi completed the Art, Design and Media Foundation Diploma and is hoping to undertake an Apprenticeship in Graphics.

Media Student Alex Hunt

Alex Hunt

I loved the creative freedom given to me on this course. You are given all the skills in your first year to work independently in your second. I now feel I have the expertise and knowledge to work freelance; I am currently working on a skating DVD, which I edited completely by myself.”

Alex completed the Media Production Foundation Degree is currently working as a freelance filmmaker.