Creativity & Arts

NEC’s five creativity and the arts courses have been designed to help you discover more about art and writing, and learn techniques to develop your own practice as an artist or writer. We offer courses in art history, art techniques, creative writing, writing short stories and writing for a living.

If you choose Art History, you will learn about major movements and figures in the art world in Europe between the 15th century and the present day, developing your understanding of the context in which works of art were created. If you want to develop your own drawing and painting skills, Art Techniques examines different artistic methods.

Our writing courses will teach you the techniques of professional writers, enabling you to produce polished and well-structured pieces of writing.

Studying creativity and the arts with NEC

With NEC’s flexible creativity and the arts courses, you study at a time and pace to suit you. When you become an NEC student, you’ll be supported by a one-to-one tutor as you work your way through your course and complete assignments. You’ll also be able to call on the expertise of our dedicated student support team, by email or on the phone.

NEC’s distance learning creativity and arts courses

At NEC, we’re experts in distance learning. Over the last 50+ years, we’ve delivered courses and qualifications to thousands of adults and young people across the UK and beyond. What matters most to us is the success of our students.

Our creative and arts courses have been specially designed for distance learning. You will access your course materials through learn@nec, our easy-to-use online learning portal, and become part of a friendly national and international online learning community.