Art and Design student Mirela Duta
Former beautician Mirela Duta enrolled on the Foundation Art and Design course to help her achieve her dream of becoming a practicing artist.
The 33-year-old said: “Being an artist is the one thing I have always wanted to do.
“The course has helped me develop new skills and improve the ones I already had and has covered so much – from photography and life drawing to printing and textiles.
“I have been treated very well at college and got the support I needed – I have changed a lot for the better.
“I have now applied to university to study Fine Art. Without the college I wouldn’t be the person I am today and so confident and sure of what I want to do next.”