Help them fashion a passion for design


Imaginative students from Dearne Valley College showcased a colourful display of their coursework at its annual art and design exhibition.

DVC art and design tutor Frances Culley, told the Times:

“All the students have worked really hard throughout the past year. To showcase their work at the college’s annual art and design exhibition is a great way of allowing others to view their creativity and passion for art and design. The students are a real credit to themselves and the college”.

Work on display at the Manvers Campus was contributed from students studying the BTEC Diploma/Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 and the BTEC National Certificate Level 3 (Year 2).

The students follow a broad-based course, learning to experiment and become creative artists. As part of the course the students use and work with various mediums throughout the year including; computer aided design (CAD), textiles, three dimensional design and a range of traditional techniques drawing, painting and mark-making techniques.

The art and design department is appealing for donations of fabrics. Wanted for the start of the new academic year in September, the Wath based college arts department will gratefully accept fabrics either old or new of any colour, shape, size and texture.

The fabric will be used by students as part of the printmaking unit that encourages students to experiment with different print techniques and processes to enhance and support their textile work.

Any donations of fabrics can be dropped off at either the Manvers campus reception or the Rockingham Centre reception.

DVC is still accepting full-time applications for art and design courses plus many other vocational courses starting this September.

For a 2011/2012 full-time course guide call the dedicated enquiry line on T: 01709 513355, email or alternatively the course guide can be downloaded from