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Art and design Bedford College Group Students

It’s a step closer to success for students who want to pursue careers in the creative arts when they study at Bedford College.

With opportunities to compete in international and UK-wide competitions students can boast a breadth of experience and even top prizes within the industry.

To celebrate, work from various cohorts at the college will be unveiled at a series of exhibitions being held at the South Bank Arts Centre at Bedford College from 7th June.

The Summer Season Show will demonstrate a range of cool designs from students completing the Diploma & Foundation, Extended Diploma and Higher Education in art subjects.

Everyone is welcome to visit the Art & Design Exhibitions that are being held at the South Bank Arts Centre on specified dates between 7 June and 5 July, from 10.00am – 4.00pm. This year the different cohorts are exhibiting on different days so please check which exhibition you wish to attend.

Diploma & Foundation: 7 and 8 June

BA Graphic Communications: 8 to 14 June

Extended Diploma: 14 and 15 June

Higher Education: 21 June to 5 July

Winning students PR Story

As part of a commitment to encourage students to enter national competitions throughout the year, recent success at the college have included two prizes from the Worshipful Company of Glovers’  Glove Design Poster competition.

First Prize: 

Jamie Parsons, 19, of Westoning

Designed ‘burn’ poster

£500 prize money

2nd Place: 

Daniel Port, 17, Bedford (in front of photo)

Designed ‘melting hand’ poster

£250 prize money towards holiday

Both are in their second year of the Extended Diploma in Graphic Design.

Advanced Practitioner Jeffrey Tribe said:
This is the 5th year we have won this national glove competition. There may be more prizes to come as we have students shortlisted in various competitions. It is common for our students to beat older  and more experienced students from universities to the top prizes.

We think that’s a pretty cool advert for our courses!

For more information about the exhibition and the courses available at the South Bank Arts Centre for Bedford College visit

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