If you dream of creating cutting edge art, interior design, photography or fashion garments, then the creative industries are the perfect career choice for you. You will have access to a range of facilities including three spacious workshops alongside a print and textiles studio, a large Apple iMac Suite and photography studio with darkroom. You will also get involved in a range of projects to develop your skills including fashion shows, designing posters for theatre performances and the end of year art show. 

View the latest Labour Market Information by sector to see the average salary and projected job growth for your dream career!

Labour Market Information

Career Choices

Artists have a variety of career options available to them in a number of fields, including design, photography and even teaching.

MC Progression Pathways

Jobs that you could go on to following completion of one of our Creative Arts vocational courses, include:

Illustrator | Fine Artist | Photographer | Product Designer | Fashion Designer | Interior Designer

Careers in Creative Arts


Teesside University - Fashion Enterprise Degree Interior Design Degree

Cleveland College of Art & Design - Fine Art Degree and Creative Photographic Practice Degree

Edinburgh University - Illustration Degree

Why study with us?

  1. Whether you dream of creating cutting edge art, photography or fashion; our range of creative industry courses can help you get where you want to be!
  2. Thanks to the outstanding range of facilities and equipment on offer at Middlesbrough College, students can expect to develop their skills and knowledge to a standard that will stand out in interviews
  3. Not keen on the thought of going to university? No problem! Alumni have stepped into the role of entrepreneur, designing and setting up their own businesses
  4. Students will be left feeling motivated and inspired thanks to regular trips to museums and exhibitions
  5. The majority of creative courses on offer involve a self-directed final major project, allowing learners to tailor their portfolio to suit their specific career ambitions
"I’ve put in so much hard work and spent a lot of time on this piece so I’m very happy to receive this award."
Success stories
Chloe Fryett Profile
My tutors went above and beyond in helping us achieve our grades and making sure we enjoyed our time at College
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Lou Howes Profile
Middlesbrough College is a relaxed and down-to-earth place to study. I would definitely recommend studying here, especially if you are a creative person!
Success stories
Holly sitting at a table with a pencil drawing
I’ve really enjoyed studying my Art & Design course at Middlesbrough College. The tutors are amazing and encourage you to try new techniques
Success stories
Poppy sitting on a chair with a camera
I’ve absolutely loved studying Art & Design here- there’s far too many highlights to mention just one! The teaching is excellent and I’ve been well supported throughout my studies. 
Success stories