WIRRAL Met College’s Art School is home to young people and adults who aspire to a wide range of careers in art and design, from becoming professional artists, illustrators, animators and teachers to actors, dancers, musicians and sound technicians.
Art and Design students study on courses validated by the University of the Arts London, and Wirral Metropolitan college is the only college on the Wirral to have been invited to offer these qualifications.
They have degree and HND courses too, including Fine Art, Illustration with Animation, Photography, Dance, and Cultural Studies.
They are spported by their arts, creative and digital media tutors who are arts professionals and experienced teachers in their own right, holding post graduate qualifications from the Royal College of Art, Royal Academy Schools, St Martins College and Manchester Met University.
Staff continue to exhibit and perform both nationally and internationally.
They have an excellent record of placing students at the most prestigious and competitive colleges in the country, and congratulations go to the class of 2013.
Performing Arts Student of the Year Lucy Browne has progressed to Liverpool John Moores University to study towards the BA (Hons) Dance degree.
Art students Michael Pittman is going to Leeds University to study BA (Hons) Fine Art, and Lewis Jones is progressing to De Montfort University to study BA (Hons) Games Design.
These students have been studying at Wirral Met College’s Art School in the excellent facilities at the Twelve Quays Campus, which include fine art studios, print and 3D workshops, illustration and animation studios.
The visual arts and degree students take part in a number of exhibitions each year to show off their works of art, including art displays along corridors at the Twelve Quays Campus.
Performing Arts students take part in an end of year show at the Floral Pavilion, to demonstrate the high quality of performance and dance skills that they have developed during their studies at Wirral Met.
FORMER Wirral Met College student and award-winning artist Robyn Woolston is exhibiting a new art installation at Edge Hill University, which she was commissioned to carry out as part of the University’s 80th anniversary of the Ormskirk campus.
The installation features a number of signs that have been erected around the campus that question people’s behaviour and impact on the environment.
Robyn, winner of the Liverpool Art Prize 2012, works across installation, photography and moving image.
Her work focuses attention upon the parts of life that others shy away from, from waste materials to difficult emotions.