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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design

About The Course

Please be aware that there is now a waiting list for our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design course. Any applications will still be accepted but interviews/offers will not take place until a later date. If you have any queries, please email:

This course is for those wanting to develop their art skills further through a wide range of art and design mediums. In Year 1, our students are introduced to the design process through a series of exploratory sessions and practical projects. Our students then apply their skills to design projects that cover graphics, textiles, photography and 3D.

These projects are underpinned with an insight into the work of artists and designers which develops students understanding of design principles and enabling the skills to visualise their ideas. In the second year, students choose technical pathways and build a portfolio for university applications or entry into the industry. The study programme culminates in an Art Show open to the public.

You will learn through a combination of workshops, practical/theory sessions, lectures, practical assignment work and regular reflective practice.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English, maths and art (or a strong portfolio of creative work).

More information

  • Progress to higher education, employment or apprenticeship.
  • Approximately 45% of students enter higher education at the end of an extended diploma.