Barnsley College Higher Education mature students Craig O’Connor (top) and Robert Wilson (bottom) in the recording studios at Barnsley College.

Do you wish you could turn your love for art, gaming or music into a career?

Are you thinking of returning to education, hoping to climb the career ladder or enter teaching?

There’s still time to join Barnsley College Higher Education (HE) and start your university level study this September.

The College offers a range of courses in the creative industries and degree level study in Fine Art, Games Design and Popular Music.

Within the Barnsley College Church Street campus the creative facilities include personal art studio space for each student, ceramics, woodwork and printmaking workshops, Mac suites equipped with industry standard game and music software and recording studios that can be used for students’ coursework as well as personal music ventures. Students are also able to use the facilities available across the whole of the College, including a 180-seat theatre venue, broadcasting radio station and industry standard film and TV and music recording and editing studios.

Evan Wood, Curriculum Leader for Creative Industries, said:

“At Barnsley College, HE students have more independence and creativity with their study and can gear their learning to suit their personal skills and interests whilst preparing them for a career in the creative industry or progression onto higher level academic study or training.

“Barnsley College is perfect for anyone considering the alternative to a big city degree, we offer high level industry and academic standard staff, resources and facilities, but with the low cost and personal support of a smaller campus. Study can be full or part-time giving students the opportunity to fulfill their timetabled hours alongside any work or childcare commitments they may have, this makes it a great opportunity for local people who have had a break from education to jump back in!”

BA (Hons) Popular Music student Craig O’Connor added:

“I wanted to get into teaching and had heard good things about Barnsley College Higher Education. I’ve always been into music and so knew that was the right route for me. I kept putting off coming back to education as I was worried about being older than everyone but you really shouldn’t let this hold you back as it doesn’t make a difference to the learning, teaching and opportunities you get.”


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