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Art Design Photography

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This qualification is suitable for students who have an interest in art, design, media or a related subject and wish to explore and extend this interest via a full-time, immersive learning experience. Students will develop and test their creativity within a structure that will provide a sound base of skills and knowledge, while enhancing self-confidence and revealing the potential career demands and opportunities within the art and design sector.

You can expect to study:

  • Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills
  • Drawing skills
  • Solving 2D and 3D creative problems
  • Solving time-based creative problems
  • Developing and producing a personal project in Art and Design

This course is designed as preparation to move up to Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE level) study. The course is studied over one year, alongside English and Maths.

Students will work on a number of practical assignments in units and will be assessed on a grade scale of Pass, Merit or Distinction.

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.

The course offers an exciting project-based approach where you will develop your art and design skills alongside like-minded artists culminating in professional, industry-relevant outcomes that will form a portfolio of work to prepare you for further study or work within the industry. We’re proud of our community of creative artists and you’ll be encouraged to collaborate with other courses to deliver an industry-like experience. We will support your development as an artist in a range of areas.

You can expect to study:

  • Visual language in art and design
  • Drawing and painting skills
  • Print and photography
  • Materials, processes and technical skills
  • Problem solving in 2D and 3D
  • Progressing in art and design
  • Exhibiting your final major project

As part of your assessment, you will undertake projects that will allow you to utilise the various skills acquired throughout the course. The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels.

It is a complete programme and is therefore not taken with any other course. Having an understanding and interest in arts and the culture of arts will benefit you personally and professionally.

This course offers an exciting project-based approach where you will develop your artistic skills alongside like-minded creative students, culminating in professional, industry-relevant outcomes that will form a portfolio of work to prepare you for Level 3 study. We’re proud of our community of creative artists and you’ll be encouraged to collaborate with other courses to deliver an industry-like experience. We will support your development as an artist in a number of areas.

You can expect to study: 

  • Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills
  • Drawing skills
  • Solving 2D and 3D creative problems
  • Solving time-based creative problems
  • Developing and producing a personal project in Art and Design

You will also undertake a final end of year project that will allow you to utilise the various skills acquired throughout the course. This Level 2 Art & Design Diploma is equivalent to 4 GCSEs.

Students will study an English and/or Maths qualification alongside the course if they have not previously achieved a grade 4 in GCSE English Language or Maths. 

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