Art and Design

Our pupils gain experience within Art and Design Technology in one of the best equipped departments in the country.


Art and Design brings together the Art and Design & Technology departments in a contemporary and creative hub, reflecting modern practice, allowing for new pathways and opportunities to explore beyond what you expect to see in schools.

With five distinctive areas within the faculty, pupils gain more experiences of the opportunities each area can offer. These are:

  • Fine Art (painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics)
  • Textiles
  • Photography
  • Resistant Materials and 3D Design
  • Graphic and Product Design

Pupil Success

Pupils have gone onto great success in the Arts after having their passion for creativity being ignited and nurtured here at Malvern. Occupying some of the most incredible positions in their chosen career; we have Old Malvernians working in industry as Creative Director for Meta, Head Designer for Nike, Project and Solutions Manager for Primark and a Designer for Dior Haute Couture.

Our recent Scholar, Mwangi, was recently awarded the prestigious ‘Best Artwork Project Award’ by the BSA Excellence Awards.

One of the key areas that enables our pupils to excel is the opportunities they can access beyond the lesson time. We remain committed to an open-door policy, to allow any individual to explore their passions and broaden their experiences. Co-curricular activities include Printmaking, Photography, Fashion Club, Jewellery Club, QinetiQ Engineering Scheme as well as dedicated times for scholars. Pupils studying any of the subject areas can access our facilities throughout the week until 6pm, Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

In the Foundation Year (Year 9), Art and Design is a compulsory component of their timetable and all pupils will gain experience of all aspects within the faculty, through short practical based projects. At the end of the year, they can choose from GCSEs in Fine Art, Graphic Products, Photography, Resistant Materials and Textiles Design.

In the Sixth Form, pupils may choose from A levels in Fine Art, Photography, Product Design, Three-Dimensional Design and Textiles. For those choosing the International Baccalaureate (IB) pathway, we offer Design Technology and Visual Arts at both Standard and Higher Level.


The Lindsay Arts Centre is a purpose-built space with extensive, dedicated studio spaces, and outstanding workshops. Pupils are able to try traditional manufacturing skills, such as woodwork and screen-printing, and use technology with Computer Aided Design, laser cutting and 3D printing.


Scholarships are awarded every year. Natural ability is obviously important but so equally is real enthusiasm.
Find out more about our Scholarship programme and how to apply >