Northbrook College has one of the largest and longest established Art and Design departments in the south, offering education at both university level and sixth form level. It was formed from the former West Sussex College of Art and Design (founded in 1912). The Art and Design courses are now based at the University Centre Worthing at West Durrington, where the campus is shared with students of performing arts.

The film below showcases the industry standard Art, Design & Media facilities at Northbrook and the cross collaboration between departments:

Film by BA (Hons) Creative Media Practice student Dariusz Starosciak.

Award winning students
Students regularly win national prizes, notably the ‘Best Womenswear’ award at Graduate Fashion Week 2010, the ‘Young Tate 2009’ prize, the Channel 4 ‘Picture This’ photography prize and numerous art competition awards. Alumni include Jamie Hewlett, creator of virtual band Gorillaz and Tank Girl. Students come to Northbrook from all over the UK and abroad.

Career-focused teaching and facilities
Our courses successfully promote the development of creative practitioners, artists, designers and communicators; equipping students with the knowledge and skills for careers in creative industries. The excellent facilities provide specialist learning environments, including: painting studios, design workshops, fashion design/construction workrooms, printed and knitted textile workshops, film/photographic studios, print studios, machinery for wood, metal and clay and suites of Apple Mac computers. Many of the lecturing staff are industry practitioners and have current links to the creative industries.


A student at work



Textile Student Work