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Art & Design


  • Ms E Niblock (HOD)
  • Mrs G Cooke
  • Mrs D Hill
  • Miss M McConville
  • Mr P Privilege
  • Miss J Rogan
  • Mrs J Stevenson
  • Miss D Collins

The Art & Design Department at Lagan College is a very vibrant and energetic team, consisting of seven Art teachers and one full-time technician. We pride ourselves in celebrating all forms of creativity throughout the school by continually changing and displaying all works from a diverse range of students and outcomes.

Key Stage 3 & 4 Overview

Art and Design is taken by all Key Stage 3 students. Throughout the three years of study, the young people will be guided through a programme that is skills based and aimed at equipping our young artists with the tools needed to express their own views and opinions. Construction and drawing skills are encouraged using a wide array of media such as clay, print, card, plastics and digital media, amongst many others. Learning from influential artists and having an awareness of world-wide issues is strongly encouraged and supported. The Lagan College Art Department is well equipped with printing presses, kilns and the most amazing nature on our campus, which is set on a National Trust site.

Students have the option to take Art and Design as a subject choice at GCSE. Throughout their two years of study, the young artists spend more time developing and learning new skills when creating their project within a sketchbook and when working in larger three-dimensional and outside book work.

Post 16 Study

The Post 16 Art and Design programme is a natural progression from GCSE with high standards and dynamic outcomes. The A Level students benefit from a series of practical workshops that instil a strong sense of discovery through practise and experimentation. They are encouraged to explore other cultures, artists and traditions that might influence a way of working or expressing oneself through art. Ambition is celebrated and we work closely with the key universities to deliver new challenges, ways of working and opportunities for the young people to move forward into higher education.

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Workshops with celebrated ceramicist Diane McCormick
  • Meet the maker visits with University of Ulster and renowned jeweller Anne Earls
  • Participating in an exhibition with fellow acclaimed artists at the R Space Gallery
  • Seacourt Print Workshop
  • University of Ulster Degree show
  • KS3 and KS4 weekly afterschool workshops

Career Pathways

  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Painter
  • Ceramicist
  • Curator
  • Film Director
  • Set Designer