• The Award for FE Team of the Year
  • Creative Arts Department, Coleg Gwent, Crosskeys Campus
  • Silver Winners
  • 2023
  • Crosskeys, Caerphilly

Lecturers at this forward-thinking Creative Arts department use a wide range of learning methods to allow learners to succeed, including weekly field trips, guest lecturers online and in-class workshops. 

The 40-staff department also provides real-life learning opportunities, including work experience with prestigious clients and exhibition opportunities in maximum-exposure venues such as the Wales Millennium Centre and the Senedd (Welsh Parliament Building) in Cardiff Bay. Photography courses offer portfolio-building opportunities with prestigious clients such as Porsche, the Welsh National Opera and the Goodwood festival of speed. Games Design learners have won Gold and Silver medals in WorldSkills UK.   

Within the college’s teaching success programme, the Creative Arts department has the highest results across the college. Lecturers deliver workshops to other departments on how to achieve ‘Experience 360’ level. 

Outstanding work-based projects within the media course include the production of a comedy drama written by a Media Production student, crewed by students and supported by professional film makers and BAFTA-winning actors. The film is being considered for possible broadcast by the BBC.