AN ART student from Cirencester College has spoken of her delight after winning a scholarship to study graphic design at the famous NABA University in Milan.

Tess Harwood from Bagendon near Cirencester, who is currently working towards a BTEC in art and design, said she couldn’t believe it when she heard the news.

“I was actually in the middle of the class when I found out and I screamed. I can’t wait to start in the autumn,” the 17-year-old said.

After visiting the NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti) last year, Tess found out about a global competition with a prize to fund half the winner’s tuition fees.

Founded in 1980, NABA is world renowned innovative arts and design academy that is home to more than 2,000 students from over 60 countries in the heart of Milan’s design scene.

The competition was to design a poster campaign that raises awareness about the dangers of gambling addiction.

Tess’s entry impressed the judges with its playing cards theme and striking black, red and white design.

Hannah Brooks, art course leader at Cirencester College, said: “We are thrilled and delighted by Tess’s news. She is an extremely talented designer and deserves this amazing recognition of her work.”

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