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Creative Arts and Media


The UK’s creative industries contributed over £100 billion to the economy in 2017. This is over a 50% increase since 2010 and means the sector makes up for 5.5% of the UK’s economy in total, according to the Creative Industries Federation.

If you have a passion for creativity and want to learn and strengthen your skills surrounded by others who share your passion, then you are in the right place.

Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) is the go-to place to strengthen and develop your skills in art, design and media. Whether you want to explore drawing or Photoshop, become a graphic designer or an architect, an animator or work in the TV or film industry, RuTC has a course for you.

We offer a range of opportunities in this growing area including the traditional A Level route and the more practical UAL Diplomas. We also offer Access to HE and Higher Education courses.

Advantages of studying in the school Creative Arts and Media:

  • 100% pass rate in 2020 for vocational Art and Design courses from Level 1 to Level 3
  • 100% pass rate in Media courses at Level 2 and 3 in 2020
  • 100% A Level pass rate in 2020 for Architecture, Film Studies, Graphics and Illustration and Media Studies
  • A great range of study options from A Levels to UAL (University of the Arts London) Diplomas
  • Established links to local and national employers


As our Creative Arts and Media courses start from a Level 1 and students have the opportunity to progress to Level 3. Many of our students progress to university after successfully completing an A Level programme or a Level 3 UAL Diploma. Some of our Graphic students will also progress to our HNC in Graphic Design. Due to our links with local businesses, some students also progress to apprenticeships and traineeships. 

How to Apply

Simply head to the course page of the subject that you want to study and click the apply button. If you’re applying for A Levels, you only need to apply for one subject for now, you will be asked to select your 3-4 subject choices at your interview. If you have any questions about applying or your application, please contact our Admissions department: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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