Students at Blake come from all backgrounds and typically we have a mix of international and UK students of all ages. Alumni often go on to study at prestigious universities or enter the creative industries.
“The environment within this college specifically is one of a kind, and this environment was a key factor that got me to improve and develop as an artist. It’s a small family-like environment with a very laid back chilled vibe. I have gained more and more confidence and experience with every project through the help of my teachers and the friends I made.”
"Blake gave me a lot. I learned all the practical skills to be a professional photographer (including how to start a business) by the great friendly teachers. After I finished Blake College I started a small company by myself and now do photography full time. I'm really enjoying it and am grateful to everyone I met at Blake College :)"
"Blake College is a unique place. Studying at Blake means to experience the true beauty of visual and photographic arts under professional and thoughtful guidance. I’ve learnt how to photograph and process high quality images in Photoshop, amongst many other things."
“The foundation course at Blake was quite challenging and beneficial. I’ve never been so motivated, productive and creative before. And everything I have learned and practiced here is so useful and precious to me.”
“I studied Illustration and Painting & Drawing at Blake College in 2015, with the aim of returning to Japan to pursue a new career in Illustration. I had a really good time studying art with good teachers and nice classmates. So if you want to bring your artistic ideas to life, you should have the precious experience of Blake College.”
"Blake is not just a college but more of a family. A family that encourages you to imagine, dream and achieve more than ever before."
"Blake College was the only place which offered what seemed to me to be the perfect course"
Ann Sofie Buntzen, student
"The year I spent at Blake College was, above all, broadening. The diversity of the students and teachers' approaches helped my artwork develop in new directions and open up new ideas. The community feeling, and encouragement of tutors helped me develop in an environment that was both positive and challenging. I really appreciate the time I spent at Blake."
Blanche Ellis, Artist/Musician. BTEC Foundation in Art and Design
"Having the advantage of being a small college, Blake's team of teachers and staff are not only very committed but also friendly and highly effective. Even after completing my studies I still have the support of Blake College in my personal projects."
Juliana Ramos da Costa, Digital Media student 2010-11