Art & Design student climbs the ladder to success

1st June 2022

An Art & Design student from Stratford-upon-Avon College has achieved university offer success after progressing through the levels at the College.

Evelyn Crocker, 19 from Banbury, began at the college on the Level 3 Fashion course before moving on to the Level 4 Art & Design course and now has been accepted to study Fine Art at Oxford Brookes University.

Evie putting up art
Evelyn has always had a passion for Art and all things creative

Evelyn has always had a passion for being creative. She never enjoyed Maths and English so tapped into being creative at an early age; Art was her escape.

It began with drawing and painting before developing into an interest in fashion and design: “For a while I thought I wanted to be in Fashion Design but after taking an interest in Photography I realised there were a range of career options I wanted to pursue, like Fashion Photography.”

When choosing how to pursue her passions after school, Evelyn decided that she wanted a fresh start in a new place to get out of her comfort zone, so Stratford-upon-Avon College was her choice where she studied Fashion.

She really enjoyed her time at the College: “The tutors were amazing and so encouraging.” So much so, once she had completed her Level 3 Diploma, she continued onto the Level 4 Art & Design UAL Diploma: “Covid really slowed everything down and I just didn’t feel ready for university yet. I wanted to continue exploring creatively.”

Evie's work
Evelyn has had the chance to explore a whole range of artistic avenues by studying on the Level 3 and Level 4 courses

She had the chance to explore photography more and take a closer look at a range of artists and disciplines. After developing her knowledge and creativity, Evelyn received an offer to study Fine Art at Oxford Brookes University.

She does not know what the future has in store but is excited for any and all possibilities: “as long as it is creative then I am happy.”

After studying here on both courses, Evelyn would highly recommend them to others: “I would definitely recommend doing both. They flow through from one to the other. You tap into something in Level 3 and then get to develop your learning in Level 4. Furthermore, the Level 4 has really helped prepare me for university, especially managing my workload.”

Congratulations Evelyn on your success. We can’t wait to see what you create!

Find out more about the College’s Art & Design courses: Art & Design courses