Delivering Careers

Art, Design and Visual Culture

Barnet and Southgate College has a great tradition of producing skilled and talented Art & Design and Media students ready for higher level study at university or employment within the creative industries



If you are interested in gaining a university degree in or pursuing a career within the Creative Industries sector, checkout the course links below.

BTEC L1/2 First Diploma in Creative IT

Career Pathways

There are many career pathways to choose from when enrolled with us. Our courses provide clear pathways into university, employment and high level apprenticeships that offer a qualified route to your chosen career. 

Our programmes offer you the opportunity to develop your skills and also discover new talents to express your creativity by experiencing the many disciplines we offer throughout the creative industries department.

We encourage you to enrol onto our courses and follow your own progression route right up to Level 3. Each of the course levels allow you to choose which direction you want to go in, after completing a level you can choose from any of the courses at the next level and make informed decisions about your future studies. On offer are all the major art & design and media disciplines in state of the art facilities.

Work experience and Learning Companies

Work Experience

Students complete work experience placements relevant to their course.  Last year students worked in many different mediums on projects with the National Theatre Warhorse  puppeteers, The Royal Air Force Museum, Pentlands ‘Kickers’ design challenge and our fashion students staged an exhibition of their designs at the Brent Cross catwalk show.

Our partnership with REED NCFE  and their on campus office gives students access to employers and employment opportunities throughout London. 

Learning Companies

The concept is a new and exciting way for students to learn about running a business focusing on their own commercial enterprise activities.  If you have entrepreneurial goals and want to be self employed or run your own creative business the work experience programme offers a Learning Companies solution which supports and guides you through all aspects of running a business for yourself. 

An example is our student run Media Production Company accepts 2D and 3D video and audio commissions to produce cross media content.  Creative Industries students take the lead in running the Learning Company with Business and Accounting students providing the structure and administration of a true commercial enterprise.