HE Art

The Art School boasts a long and rich tradition of providing excellent, innovative art education.

For us, art and creativity are more than an avenue to potential employment. It is a way of thinking and approaching life. That said, graduates enjoy success working as independent practitioners or in agencies and companies all over the world and of this we are rightly proud.

But it’s important to continue and add to this success and that’s where you come in. Our School and its courses are still shaped by the dedication and resourcefulness of its staff and students and the belief that through the effectiveness of this partnership meaningful and transformational teaching and learning can take place.

As a strategic partner with Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), our courses are of the highest standard to meet rigorous requirements. Our graduates obtain employer focused qualifications from a world-class university when studying through the University Centre Stockport College.

Our Courses

BA (Hons) Contemporary Creative Practice – Top Up from Foundation Degree

Foundation Degree (FdA) in Graphic Design & Illustration


Since graduating at Stockport college, I have been lucky enough to continue my education with a PGCE, training to be an art and design secondary school teacher in Swansea. The everyday studio environment at Stockport, as well as group tasks and presentations, helped me gain experience and confidence in teaching, along with the occasional visit and links to primary and secondary schools.

Emma James

Upon graduating Jon travelled to Australia for a year taking his Graphic Design portfolio with him. He landed placements at Vince Frost, MTV AUS and Design by Pidgeon. Returning to Manchester he landed a job crafting editorial for Topshop & Selfridges. Then followed a period in branding, working for Pixel8 for almost 3 years winning 9 Chip Shop Awards, 3 Roses awards and working with some amazing clients, including; Raddiosn, MCFC, Virgin and Chester Zoo.

Jon Massey

Dan graduated from Stockport College in 2007, picking up a D&AD New Blood award in the process. Following a placement at The Chase, Dan took a job at award-winning MARK for almost two years and then moved across Manchester to Truth. In Sep 2011, Dan said yes to sunshine and an opportunity at Interbrand Sydney. During the next 4 years Dan worked on rebrands for Sydney Opera House, Telstra and SKY New Zealand to name a few.

Dan Ingham