About The Course
This course is for those interested in exploring the creative potential of a wide range of art and design mediums. Our students develop their skills and apply them to design projects in areas such as painting and drawing, textiles, photography and 3D design.
There will be opportunities to visit exhibitions, museums and galleries, get involved in art and design competitions and work on live projects with clients and community groups.
You will learn through a combination of workshops, practical/theory sessions, practical assignment work and regular reflective practice.
Four GCSEs or equivalent at grade 2 or above, including maths and a grade 3 or above in English. Some previous art study would be advantageous but is not essential.
- Progression to Level 3 Art & Design (depending upon overall grade and English and maths results).
- An apprenticeship or entry level job in the creative industries.
Some example units include:
- Exploring artists, media and techniques
- Textile design
- 3D design
- Portfolio Building
You will be asked to provide a portfolio of previous and current artwork at interview.
There is a ‘studio fee’ payable at enrolment. This covers the cost of day-today specialist materials (e.g. inks, plaster, papers etc.) used during the exploratory stages of the study programme.
You will also be asked to provide your own a toolbox and basic art materials.
An OCR Level 2 Extended Certificate or Diploma in Art & Design.
Coursework is internally assessed. We assess in a variety of ways including sketchbook work, annotations, portfolio building, Q&A’s, presentations and practical outcomes.
Our Level 2 students undertake a week’s industry placement every March. You will be well-prepared to go out into the world of work and to a destination suited to your individual progression.
You will also get to work on live projects with college departments and external clients across the year as part of our professional development sessions. We also invite visiting speakers to meet with you and to run specialist workshops.