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Art courses at the Grimsby Institute


Art is passion. And here at the Grimsby Institute our specialist facilities will help you nurture and grow that passion into a career.

Packed full of specialist facilities including a photography studio, a print room for etching, silkscreen or relief printing and studios for ceramics, graphic design and fashion, you will truly be spoilt for ways to express your creativity.

And you won’t just be limited to the classroom, previous trips have included the V&A, Tate Modern, World Skills Event and the Harry Potter Studio Tour.

Handpicked work experience placements will see you work as part of the Grimsby Institute outside commissions team painting murals and creating promotional artwork or organising, promoting and presenting in-house exhibitions. You could find yourself designing and creating props for performing arts productions or perhaps supporting the technical staff in the BA (Hons) Special Effects Course. The possibilities are endless.

And on top of all that there are regular guest speakers who share their knowledge and experience with you including practising artists, university lecturers with portfolio advice and even representatives from the Arts Council ready to give you advice on gaining access to arts grants.

What Next?

You could earn UCAS Points upon successful completion of this course which means you could go on to study a degree course here at University Centre Grimsby including BA (Hons) Special Effects Make-up Design for TV, Film and Theatre and BA (Hons) Design.
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Fine Artist
  • Community Arts
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Textile Manufacturer
  • Fashion Design
  • Architecture


You will build skills in graphics, painting and drawing, ceramics, fashion/textiles and look at the work of artists to help you to understand your own work and eventually specialise in different activities such as 2D and 3D communication, sculpture, ceramics, graphics, fashion and textiles or printing
The Entry Level and Level 1 courses in Creative Arts will give learners the opportunity to try aspects of the Arts. Following a Level 3 qualification, learners can undertake the Art Foundation Diploma preparing them for Art School or University. All learners are encouraged to take part in work related activity.


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Hope Vivins
Hope Vivins
Foundation Art learner, Hope Vivins, made the final of the Royal Opera House Design Challenge after designing a costume for their production of the famous Puccini opera, Madama Butterfly. Nineteen-year-old Hope joined 450 learners from across the UK who worked on four live briefs in Set Design, Costume Design, Marketing Strategy & Design and Hair, Wigs & Make-Up.

Hope said: “I want to go to University and study Costume Design and I wouldn’t be able to do that with my current qualifications so I decided to come to the Grimsby Institute to get the qualifications that I needed.”

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