City of Wolverhampton
City of Wolverhampton College is one of the region’s leading Further Education providers, offering a superb range of qualifications and support to give students the skills they need to get on in life.
We are one of only two colleges in the Midlands to offer the full range of courses accredited by the University of the Arts London Awarding Body, including Art and Design, Photography, Fashion, Creative Media, Games Design, Music and Performing Arts. The UAL Awarding Body is part of the University of the Arts London, Europe’s largest specialist arts and design university, made up of six distinctive and distinguished colleges, including Central Saint Martins and the London College of Fashion.
All of our tutors have professional experience in the creative industry and, as a member of the National Skills Academy for Creative and Culture, we work closely with a range of employers, freelancers and creative organisations and offer a variety of creative Apprenticeships throughout the West Midlands. We also work with the BBC, helping to train their radio and journalism apprentices.
Awarded Arts Mark Gold status by Arts Council England for our excellent courses and links with employers we pride ourselves on producing work-ready students equipped with the skills and knowledge to be a success in the industry.
Our Creative Media and Games students get the chance to work alongside professional film crews, Games Designers and experience commercial video production, whilst Music Technology students have access to our own recording studio as well as having live sound lessons at the Slade Rooms, a popular music venue in the city centre.
Our Art and Design students benefit from the use of our own print room, 3D studios, graphics studios and photography dark rooms; and our Performing Arts students have regular visit to professional shows as well as putting on a range of their own and working with professional theatre companies as part of the Black Country Touring Young Promoters scheme.
We were recently named in the top 15% of colleges in England for 16-18 year old success, and graded as good by Ofsted in our latest report.