Future Creatives

Future Creatives


What is Future Creatives?

UAL Future Creatives provides inspiring art and design courses for young creatives aged 7 to 17. Courses run across the UK, initially launching in Tonbridge, Cambridge and St Albans.

Students learn from our qualified teachers - experienced industry professionals who provide fun and engaging courses covering everything from cartooning and sculpture to graphics and screen printing.

Toby Wynyard, Business Manager for Children and Young People at UAL, said: “Future Creatives will offer a chance for students to experiment, develop their skills, build confidence, make friends and see a future with art and design.”

Why are we launching Future Creatives?

UAL is ranked second in the world for Art and Design (QS World University Rankings by Subject ® 2019), and believes in providing creative opportunities for all.

A recent BBC survey found that 90% of schools surveyed have had to cut back on lesson time, staff or facilities in at least one creative arts subject. As a part of UAL Short Courses Ltd, Future Creatives aims to support the provision of high-quality art and design education.

Who are our courses for?

Future Creatives courses are for all young people aged 7 to 17 who enjoy being creative and imaginative. Our courses focus on wellbeing - taught in small classes, students benefit from close care and attention from our teachers. All course materials are provided.

Courses are split into programmes for primary and secondary school students with their own specific aims:

7 to 11 year old programme

These courses are for primary school students who want to explore their creativity outside of the classroom.

This programme is designed to:

• Develop new creative skills and techniques
• Build friendships and communities
• Promote wellbeing and confidence
• Work on creative projects

11 to 17 year old programme

Our courses help secondary school students develop their skills and provide guidance for GCSEs, A levels and beyond.

This programme is designed to:

• Provide an environment to flourish
• Help students create a portfolio of work
• Advise on GCSE / A level choices
• Give insight into future career opportunities

When do courses run?

We have a wide range of courses that run throughout the year:

After school courses

These courses run over 6 weeks. Students have a fantastic opportunity to really get creative outside of their typical classes.

Saturday courses

These courses run in 3 hour sessions for 5 weeks. Students experience different creative skills and techniques, which they'll use to present a piece at the end of the course.

Holiday courses

We run 5 day art and design courses during half terms and school holidays. In these immersive sessions, students learn closely from our expert teachers.

Residential courses

During our 1 or 2 week courses, students will live and learn art and design in our summer accommodation.

Future Creatives in Cambridge

We're excited to bring our brilliant art and design courses to the young creatives in Cambridge!

About your teachers:

Roger Healey-Dilkes

Working as an artist and teacher across the UK for the last 25 years, Roger has taught many creative disciplines such as fine art, textiles, graphic design and fashion. Roger is currently the course team leader for the UAL Foundation Diploma Art & Design at North Hertfordshire College.

Roger is passionate about getting young people to work creatively and encourages the pursuit and awareness of careers in all areas of art & design. He pushes his students to experiment and make things, to explore further their creativity.

With an MA in Fine Art from UAL’s Central Saint Martins, Roger’s own work has often been exhibited nationally. Most recently he was included in the ‘Discerning Eye’ exhibition at the Mall Galleries London. You can view his work on his website and Instagram.

Discover UAL Future Creatives online at arts.ac.uk/future-creatives or on Facebook and Instagram @ualfuturecreatives.