At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4. including English at grade 4 or above and an Art-based subject.
Why Should You Take This Course?
This qualification is an opportunity to study a broad-based course leading to a specialism in this field. It is a practical course supported by written research into related historical and contemporary Art and Design movements and practice which will require trips to local and national galleries and related vocational experience. Students will be supported to develop their professional skills and portfolios in preparation for a career in Art & Design.
Students study 18-units over two years. There is one compulsory unit which is ‘Art in Context’. Optional units include: Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, and Textile Design, crossing both 2D and 3D disciplines.
How will I be assessed?
All units comprise of taught and independently guided practical and written assignments which focus upon the different skills needed to develop work within specific practical areas. All 18 units must be completed to achieve the qualification.
Are there any special expenses?
You will be expected to have basic materials and equipment such as pencils, paint brushes, needles, some fabrics, photographic paper, sketchbooks, and a portfolio case. Other costs will be for specialist materials for personal projects and trips such as visits to galleries and museums.
What could I do next?
It is an ideal course for those aiming to progress onto Foundation Diploma, HND, or Degree Level in an Art and Design-related subject. Careers in the creative industries include practical fine art and design making, illustration, fashion design, interior design, architecture, film, television, animation, photography, teaching, gallery administration, and curating.
Equivalent to 3 A Levels
If you wish to apply for 2023-24 academic year, please complete the online application form.