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Apply your creative flair and innovation to a Creative & Performing Arts course at North Hertfordshire College.

At NHC, we’ll give you the tools you need to capture the moment and express your creativity with a multitude of creative and performing arts courses, including graphic design, media production and fashion. Build a portfolio of your work by trying out new skills and techniques and completing different briefs on your path to starting your creative career.

Whether you want to pursue your dreams of working in the film industry or brush elbows with superstars in the world of fashion, a diploma with NHC will give you the skills to realise your goals. Our graduates are now travelling the world, going behind-the-scenes of events and productions, and working with some celebrity icons – where will your course take you?

With all of our courses awarded by the University of Arts London, there’s no better way to kickstart your career than with NHC.

Who do you want to be?

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Career pathway

By joining a Creative & Performing Arts course at North Hertfordshire College, you’ll grow and develop as an artist and learn how to craft a career from the things that you love. No matter what your preferred artform is, there are a broad range of careers in the creative industries for you to choose from.

Your career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Photographer
  • Graphic designer
  • Costume designer
  • Director
  • Teacher
  • Arts therapist
  • Production designer
  • Advertising representative

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What our students say

University of Arts London

Our courses are awarded by University of Arts London (UAL), the second-best university in the world for Art and Design (QS World University Rankings 2020).

Every year our students can apply for their prestigious Insights Programme which offers fantastic work experience and a guaranteed interview.

Work experience

During your studies at North Hertfordshire College, you’ll develop work-ready skills for the creative industries by working on live briefs with employers. You’ll also be encouraged to take part in a range of competitions and work experience opportunities. We’re proud to be a flagship centre for the Royal Opera House Design Challenge, with many of our students on our Creative & Performing Arts courses achieving great success in the competition. Previous winners have exhibited at the V&A and the Royal Opera House, and have also completed work placements at the ROH as a result of their wins.

Our strong network of employer connections from across the creative industries, including some of our own alumni who have gone on to start their own businesses, will support you in building your portfolio and that all-important work experience for your own career. Our Creative & Performing Arts department have an active working relationship with the newly formed Junction 7 Creatives in Stevenage. We also have previously been represented on the advisory panel for the Stevenage Borough Council’s town development fund.

With regular Industry Days and networking opportunities, you’ll finish your North Hertfordshire College course with the experiences you need for the next step in your creative journey – whether that’s further study, a degree, or breaking into the creative scene!



Looking for courses for adult learners?

North Hertfordshire College is proud to offer a range of professional and leisure courses to adults in the local community.

Whether you’re looking to change career, improve your skills, or pick up a new hobby and make new friends, NHC has a course for you.

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