Stourbridge College

Situated on the edge of the Black Country, Stourbridge College is a dynamic and diverse Further Education College. We provide a wide range of high quality learning opportunities for the local community and employers. Our excellence in vocational training has been recognised with CoVE status in the Built Environment.

Stourbridge College was was formed in 1974 by the amalgamation of Foley College and Stourbridge College of Art.

The College has approximately 10,000 students, of whom about 1,400 follow full-time courses in one of the college's areas of specialism. Other students are generally engaged in day-release, evening and short courses in vocational and non-vocational subjects.


United Kingdom

Brook Street
West Midlands
Phone: 01384 344600
Fax: 01384 344601

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Our Aims

Our values show the way we will act to ensure that learners' experience at the college is successful, supportive, safe and fun.

Focus upon learners to ensure:

They come first
We cater to meet the individual needs of all
We provide equal opportunity for all to reach their potential
We deliver a curriculum that bridges education and employment to enrich our communities and equip all with the skills for progression
Focus upon staff to ensure we:

Value everyone’s contribution
All have the right knowledge, skills and experience
Work together to achieve challenging goals to maximise potential of all
Focus upon stakeholders to:

Provide learning that is responsive to employer needs
Give strong, consistent and open leadership
Work flexibly and collaboratively.

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Location and Getting there

Longlands Centre
Brook Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands. DY8 3XB
Tel: 01384 344600 Fax: 01384 344601  

Department and information about the department

The Visual and Performing Arts provision at Stourbridge
College is set in suburban surroundings within walking
distance of the town centre and is easily accessed by rail,
bus and road. Stourbridge town is situated approximately 13
miles from Birmingham and 10 miles from Wolverhampton.
The good rail and travel network makes all areas of the
country easy to access for students.
The town itself has a particularly high density of artists living
and working within it and Stourbridge College plays an
important role in supporting and developing artists in the
The Visual and Performing Arts curriculum area offers a wide
range of programmes at all study levels and houses
approximately 350 full time students and a similar number of
part time students.
Our aim is to provide the highest quality of educational
experience for students from every walk of life. We want to
ensure that our students are well equipped for their careers
– professionally, intellectually and socially.  

News and Events

Multi-million pound college future
A NEW multi-million pound building to replace the existing heart-of-town campus is a major building block in Stourbridge college's quest to lead FE education.

The Hagley Road site is to be knocked down and replaced with a £16m state-of the- art complex to create facilities that match the outstanding courses on offer. The building, due to open in 2010, will run alongside plans to bring older campuses into synch with its glowing reputation as a 21st century FE specialist.

Relocation of the Visual and Performing Arts department to a dazzling £23m new campus in Brierley Hill tops an agenda of exciting schemes.

The complex, will also incorporate A Levels and Basic Skills and is due to open in 2009. "This is an excellent opportunity for the college to make a major contribution to the regeneration of Brierley Hill and will not only offer a creative and inspirational learning environment to students regionally but also new and improved cultural, community and social facilities," said college principal, Lynette Cutting.

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Information For  Undergraduates

The HND in Fine Arts has been designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment or for progression to an undergraduate degree.  

Student Support

Student services are here to support you. We have a team of specialist staff who work together to provide help and advice. Whatever your question or problem, you can bring it to us and we will do our best to help you.

Student Services is based within the reception area at the Hagley Road Centre.

Information, advice and guidance is offered on a variety of topics related to training, work, career development and financial support whilst training. Up-to-date information and advice is also available on Stourbridge College’s own provision.

No charge is made for any of the information, advice or guidance services that we offer clients. The service is open to clients over 16 years of age but there is no upper age limit. Clients do not have to be unemployed or live in any specific geographical area.

The Student Services Team is made up of individuals with a number of different skills and areas of expertise. We aim to ensure that you see the correct person to help you deal with your enquiry. A full list of the team members, their areas of expertise and relevant qualifications can be found in Student Services, Hagley Road.

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Student Life

Students are encouraged to participate in the range of clubs and societies, which operate across the College. These cover sports, arts, special interests, music, cultural groups and discussion groups, dance and trips.

We are always keen to welcome any new activities that students may be interested in. The College also offers a Duke of Edinburgh Open Award Scheme. There are also student exchanges to European Countries.

You can get involved in any of these groups at any point during the academic year or you could start your own group if your own particular interest is not catered for.

The College has strong links with employers, and students are encouraged to undertake meaningful work experience to improve their employability.

Students are encouraged to play an active role in the College so that in addition to their study they get the most out of college life. Any interest you have outside of college could be useful in your time here.

For further information contact Richard, the College Youth Worker, on 01384 344363.  

How To Apply

You can apply by making direct application to Stourbridge
College. Please telephone Longlands Reception on 01384
344600 for an application form. Should you have any
specific queries you should ask to speak to either Sharon
Lovatt or Linda Drury.  

Request a prospectus (Number, e-mail or follow link)