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Art & Design Students Present to Gibsons Games

	 Our?Make-Up, Special Effects & Hair for Media & Performance BA Top-up?and?HND Year 1?students were treated to an exciting demo in our?Theatrical Make-Up salons!  Industry expert and former staff member, Hannah Callaghan has been working on the set of?Netflix's The Witcher?and created...


Our Art & Design Level 3 Year 2 students have been working on a live brief for Gibsons Games, and this week presented their ideas to Emily Charles, Head of Product Development, and Demi Newman, Product Development Assistant.

At the start of the project, the students had been put into groups, with each group including a variety of students’ skills, from...

A Masterclass in Special Effects Make-Up


Our Make-Up, Special Effects & Hair for Media & Performance BA Top-up and HND Year 1 students were treated to an exciting demo in our Theatrical Make-Up salons!

Industry expert and former staff member, Hannah Callaghan has been working on the set of Netflix's The Witcher and created...

HE Student Visits her Former College


Our current Theatrical, Media and Special Effects Make-Up HND student Ashleigh recently visited her alma mater John Ruskin College, where she studied Hair & Media Make-Up Level 3, to talk to their current students.

She gave an overview of her start at JRC and how the course helped her progress...

Reigate Station Event

Reigate School of Art students attend an event at Reigate Station.


Our Reigate School of Art students and staff were delighted to attend a community event at Reigate Station, celebrating recent projects making up the new Reigate Station Gallery. The local community collaboration consisted of a project on the Station’s history, artwork from local societies, and a display of photographs from Reigate School of Art students...

AHT National Finals 2021


Every year, the Association of Hairdressers & Therapists (AHT) Awards bring together students from across the country, studying for qualifications in the Make-Up sector. For the first time, the National Finals were held virtually this year, with all competitors submitting photographic entries.

Following their success at last year's National Finals, and the Regional Heats...

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 


Congratulations to our alumni student, Freya, who was selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, the UK's most important prize for contemporary drawing. Out of 3,300 entries from 1,673 artists and makers, 101 drawings by 89 creatives were selected for the 2021 exhibition.

Freya studied our Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design and progressed on to study BA Graphic Design at Loughborough University... 

Success at the Starpack Awards 2021


Each year, our Art & Design students enter the national Schools Starpack Competition, set by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

The competition encourages students to experience the world of professional packaging design, with different briefs for them to explore...

Art Students Get a Taste for Architecture

Reigate School of Art Art & Design Level 2 students Architecture Project


Our Art & Design Level 2 students, studying at Reigate School of Art, have been working on a live brief, set by Architectural firm dRAW Architecture! The brief is part of their 'Place and Space' project and contributes towards the 2D and 3D problem-solving units of their Full-time course...

Commended at the AoC Beacon Awards


We are excited to announce that East Surrey College has been commended in the ‘Copyright Licensing Agency Award for Excellence in Supporting Creativity’ category at the Association of Colleges Beacon Awards 2020/21. The Award, one of 11 categories in the Beacon Awards, recognises how...

Working on a live brief for SameSky


Every year, our Art & Design students get involved with arts charity SameSky, who set them a live brief to create pieces of art to be displayed as part of a trail at Kew Wakehurst Place. We had a wonderful presentation from John Varah at SameSky who will be working with Reigate School of Art over...

Exhibition to Celebrate Student Work 


The College is delighted to be hosting an array of fantastic student work as part of the Reigate School of Art End of Year Exhibition. Due to the changed circumstances we find ourselves in this year, the team have decided to hold the annual End of Year Exhibition for all our students online...

Starpack Awards Success 2020


Following on from last year’s success at the Student Starpack Awards, Reigate School of Art students have once more triumphed in the annual competition. The Schools Starpack Packaging Design Awards encourage students to take up a career in the exciting world of consumer packaging design...

Art & Design students celebrate IWD


In recognition of International Women’s Day last week, Art & Design students had work featured at a Celebration of Women event in Redhill! The event, hosted by East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services (ESDAS), was held at The Harlequin Theatre and featured inspirational speakers, performances and art exhibitions, including our students' work.

Games Design Career Talk


Our Games Design Level 3 students enjoyed an interesting insight into the career path of former ESC student, Jake Mann who is a successful Digital Concept Artist. Jake studied foundation Art & Design at East Surrey College 10 years ago before progressing on to study Games Design at Norwich University of the Arts. 

Getting Creative for a local School


Our students at Reigate School of Art have been putting their creative talents to use on a client brief for Sandcross Primary School in Reigate! The Art & Design Level 3 students planned and designed wall paintings for the school’s library, based on the first lines of famous books. 

Students work on a live client brief!


Students across Reigate School of Art have been working on an exciting live brief for Include, a charity supporting people with communication difficulties. The charity also provides services to business, raising awareness of these difficulties and how they can meet different needs. 

Music students showcase their talent!


To mark 100 years since the Treaty of Versailles came into effect on 10 January 1920, Neutral Ground Records held their ‘War Stories’ event on Wednesday 22 January. Artists on the label were commissioned to compose contemporary pieces of music or sound, inspired by stories or images from the First World War. 

Fun in Falmouth!


Students at the Reigate School of Art recently spent a couple of days in Cornwall, as they explored the Eden Project and Falmouth University! The students, who were studying Art & Design Level 3 & Level 4 Foundation, Photography Level 3 and Music Level 3, first arrived at the Eden Project...


Creative Futures Event 2019


Our first Creative Futures Event was a huge success! Hosted by the team at Reigate School of Art in partnership with University for the Creative Arts (UCA), guests were welcomed with an exhibition of student work and refreshments. They were then introduced to the variety of exciting education pathways and the career opportunities in the Creative Industries.

Illustration Project for Gibsons Dementia Jigsaws


Art & Design Level 3 Extended Diploma second year students enjoyed the opportunity to work on a professional project for Gibsons, a family run business based in Sutton. The brief was to produce illustrations based on images and colours from the 50s and 60s for a range of dementia friendly jigsaw puzzles... 

BTEC Awards Success!


The winners of the ninth annual Pearson BTEC Awards were revealed on Thursday 4 July, and East Surrey College are extremely proud to announce two Gold Award and one Bronze winner! 

Ryan Jolly - BTEC Public Services Student of the Year
Francesca Horn - BTEC Art & Design Student of the Year

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