The department is well resourced with a wealth of opportunities to explore all aspects of Art & Design including Printmaking, Oil painting, Photography and Computer Aided Design. There are 2 dedicated Art classrooms all with interactive whiteboards. There is a wide range of practical resources for use in the classroom environment.

Hartsdown students have had significant success in the arts with students from the school performing in Byker Grove and students winning awards in photography and other arts. Many students go on to study Arts at University.