This introductory course provides a solid foundation to develop your skills and understanding within the art, design and media industries.
Throughout the course you will develop practical skills across multiple disciplines. This will include lessons on the following:
You will also undertake a unit in communication and complete your own end of year project that allows you to utilize the various skills you have acquired.
If you have not yet achieved a grade 4 in GCSE English Language and maths, you will continue to study towards Level 2 English and Maths.
The Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design is a one year full time programme that is equivalent to 1.5 A levels. The course consists of 90 credits that are delivered across the year allowing students to explore a range of art and design disciplines. Other subject areas include fashion, 3D, fine art, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, graphic design and ceramics.
The course aims to give students the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding by experiencing work across a range of contexts in art, craft and design. Drawing is seen as a very important aspect of the course and continues throughout the year along with critical studies.
Students will have the chance of working in a variety of specialist areas to see where their interests and strengths lie.
If you want a career in the Creative Industries, the Foundation Diploma is an excellent place to start. Designed to develop both your critical and practical skills, the course aims to enable all students to build a strong Art & Design portfolio, tailored to suit each individual's creative intentions. The portfolio, together with your intellectual development, is the key to gaining a place at some of the best universities in the country.
The course covers a diverse range of Art & Design disciplines and is designed to offer a broad range of skills that can be applied to a range of specialist areas.
Subjects covered are likely to include: 3D Design, Animation, Fashion / Textile Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Installation, Illustration, Life Drawing, Painting, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Video and Sculpture.
The Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design is a full time course comprising of 8 units(60 credits) that are delivered across the year. The course aims to give you the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding by experiencing work across a range of contexts in art, craft and design.
The course provides a broad based vocational education from which you can progress to further and higher education in the same or related areas. This is a level 2 course that is equivalent to four GCSE's at grades A to C.
The course involves a one-year study period in art and design subjects. The programme covers a range of areas such as drawing, 3D design, fine art, graphic design, textiles, photography, printmaking and ceramics. These skills will be delivered through a series of assignments that introduce you to a wide range of skills. The historical and design aspects of the course will be complemented by critical studies with visits to galleries and exhibitions to widen and enhance the course and your learning experience.