Thursday, 6 September 2018


Welcome to Coulsdon Sixth Form College Visual Arts department 2018 to 2019.

It is a pleasure to meet you. You have made the right choice. Coulsdon Visual Arts has a 100% pass rate with high grades above the national average, you will succeed at Coulsdon!

So, what next? What is this blog for? Here you can research artists and professionals in your chosen pathway in the ARTIST and DESIGNER section to the left. For Graphics and Photography students we have online resources in the LESSON BLOGS section, that support and further your studies in those subjects.  Check out the tabs and links on the left for further reading and go to the courses you are interested in.

Enjoy the journey!

Neal Vaughan
Course Leader, Coulsdon Sixth Form Graphics and Photography.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Coulsdon College Visual Arts and Media end of year show 2017

Welcome to the Coulsdon Sixth Form College end of year show! What a success it has been! An amazing year with amazing students. This year will be showing with media and performing arts and celebrating the success of the huge range of courses that Coulsdon Sixth Form provide.

Check out the Flickr feed of the arts show and the exciting work on display; End of year show on Flickr

Friday, 30 June 2017

Coulsdon BTEC perform with London Mozart Players

We have had the pleasure of performing outside of college many times in the past, but nothing as intimate and pleasurable than the London Mozart Players performance at Mathews Yard.

The London Mozart Players asked our BTEC 90 credit students to create a series of graphics to run in conjunction with their show. They wanted to have the images reflect the themes and ideas in the show but not to detract.

The first piece was Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet NO:8, a piece said to have been dedicated to 'the victims of war and fascism.' Our students focused on that and wanted to reflect their feelings of the World around them and current issues effecting the world.

It was a wonderful experience for all involved and we hope to doing it again.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Coulsdon student shoots Croydon Mayor!

Coulsdon College student Anika won an amazing opportunity to shoot Croydon's mayor!  This is not as bad as it sounds, it was a photography location shoot with a professional photographer.

Annika won part of the Croydon Rotary Club annual photography competition and her prize was this amazing opportunity to photograph the Mayor of Croydon.

Here are some of the wonderful results from her shoot.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Coulsdon College Sixth Form perform at box park.

Below is a selection of images from our Coulsdon College Music show at Box Park in Croydon.

What a success it was, with A/level Graphics Students showing work, BTEC Music Performance and Dance students performing and BTEC Music Tech students mastering the sound. A/level Graphics and BTEC Extended Diploma students created backdrops for the show, using Photoshop to create stunning backdrop graphics.

More to come in the future we feel, watch out for 2017.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

PANTO! Alice in Wonderland

Coulsdon Sixth Form College's annual pantomime 'Alice in Wonderland' is coming soon.

The show has been produced in collaboration between the Performing Arts, Dance and Visual Arts students.  The resulting production will be shown 3 times, to local primary schools, staff and students.

Pictures to follow.........

Monday, 13 October 2014

A2 Photography: Variations on a theme

Over the next few weeks we post the work of our A2 photography group, who are creating a range of outcomes based on the 'Enhanced Image.'

This series of photographs will develop their understanding of digital and darkroom photography and expand their skills in traditional and contemporary materials, techniques and technology.

We start with the digital image.