THE worlds of art and design and computer science were explored at a recent open day.

Interactive taster sessions were set up across the college to engage visitors in a wide variety of activities.

The aim of the event was to give an insight into the extensive range of careers and opportunities that exist within the two industries.

Visitors to the art and design taster day took part in dark room photography, illustration and textiles, as well as dressmaking.

The department, which is preparing for its fashion show and art exhibition in June, had staff on hand to answer any questions about what it is like to study at BCoT and what to expect from courses.

Natalie Jameson, head of art and design at BCoT, said: “The day was really about showcasing our subjects to potential learners, and inspiring young people to consider art and design by focusing on the broad and rewarding careers within the industry.”

Visitors with an interest in computer science were also able to experience bespoke taster sessions, including a tour of the college’s newly-opened PC repair and build shop Tech IT.

Carol Palmer, head of computer science, said: “We want to expose as many young people as possible to the fascinating world of computer science, from networking and communications technology to working with systems such as CompTIA.

“There is so much to learn and find out about.”