Arts & Media has emerged as a leading place to study with a great reputation for providing a challenging, real-world education. Whether you’re a school leaver just beginning on a career in the creative industries or a practicing professional wishing to up skill or retrain to professional standards under the Adobe Authorised Training scheme, Apple Authorised Training (in association with \'Europe\'s finest post-production talent agency\' - Soho Editors), or even to try for prestigious LAMDA qualifications in voice and speech, Gloscat Arts and Media is ahead of most Colleges across the UK and unrivalled in Gloucestershire.

We’re extremely proud of our superb facilities, staff expertise and student successes. For these reasons, many students decide to stay with us to gain BTEC Higher National Diplomas and other degree level courses. Graduates who decide to go to university or directly into related work often remark that the quality of teaching, learning programmes and resources enjoyed at Gloscat has given them a real head start in life. We work alongside some leading professional bodies and organizations such as the... [ Read All ]

Gloucester and Cheltenham

United Kingdom

Multiple campuses: Princess Elizabeth Way, Cheltenham GL51 7SJ. Brunswick Way, Gloucester. GL1 1HU
Phone: 01242 532000 or 01452 532000

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Sample Student Art Work (12)

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News and Events

Vocational Pathways Fun Day and Art Auction
Release date: 19th December 2006

The Vocational Pathways group at Gloscat have held their Christmas Fun Day and Art Auction, and it has been hailed as a great success. Over £450 was raised on the day and over half of that amount was from the Art that was auctioned as the main event of the day.

The aim of the day was to raise funds for students in the Guided and Supported Learning Department. Many of these students do not have the opportunity of a simple holiday by the seaside, so each year the Vocational Groups run fundraising activities to help towards the cost.

Over 20 original artwork lots were sold, with Principal Greg Smith buying one for his home here in Gloucester and one for his home in Spain! Each painting had been specially crafted for the event on MDF board with either acrylic or poster paints.

Paul Wilson, Lecturer of Learning Difficulties and Disabilities who has organised this event said, “The students have worked incredibly hard to organise this excellent event and it was a great success! They spent many hours producing the artwork and organising the ra...  [ Read All ]

Information For  Undergraduates

Art and Design incorporates fashion, textiles, photography, drawing, painting, graphics, 3D design, spatial design, printmaking and ceramics. The well equipped studios offer a full range of disciplines to be enjoyed alongside each other and taught by a well qualified team of artists and designers with current commercial or creative experience.

Courses offered range from the Introductory Diploma in Art, Design and Media (a pre-GCSE level 1 course), to several established and new HND and HNC programmes from Fashion and Textiles to Spatial Design to Graphics and Multimedia. Like media, art and design is also moving to Cheltenham for September 2006, although this area has a well-established part time provision already established in spacious design studios there. These studios are already home, for example, to a full range of textiles and furnishing based City and Guilds courses. The National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Fashion and Textiles may be added to the Cheltenham curriculum from September 2006.

Course List:

ND Graphics Multimedia Yr 1
BTEC First Diploma in Art and Design
This course that is aimed at prov...  [ Read All ]

Student Testimonials

Induction week for the HND/C Graphics/Multimedia was really good. Everything was neatly wrapped into a single presentation and explained all in one go without becoming confusing. The new ‘Moodle’ service, albeit a ridiculous name!! is excellent and I have found myself relying on it already - if a presentation or brief is missed, catching up is easy to do.

Having already done a National Diploma course at Gloscat I was expecting to be slowly and painfully re-told everything I already knew but HND/C induction was done well enough to keep those of us who had been here before from becoming bored yet inform us and students who were new to Gloscat of everything they needed to know.

The grading system, deadlines and indeed deadline extensions were explained clearly. Overall the induction was enjoyable and informative. We were set of straight away with a choice of live briefs and our icebreaker involved coffee, cakes and a chance to chat to staff and other students, it was a relaxed but informative introduction to the course and Gloscat. There are definitely no complaints from the students – in fact a really positive start to th...  [ Read All ]


There is a Gloscat Accommodation Service based at the Cheltenham campus. Lists of available accommodation for Gloscat students are updated regularly for Cheltenham and Gloucester and can be obtained from Wendy Clark (01242) 532007

Types of accomodation include bedsites and shared student houses/flats or lodgings with a family (5/7 days per week or self-catering)  

How To Apply

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It is College policy to interview all applicants to full time courses. It is hoped that all applicants can be offered a place in the college at an appropriate level.  

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