Level 3 Technical Diploma in Art and Design
This two-year full time course is equivalent to 2 full A levels (120 Credits) and within the first year, you will complete the Level 3 Introductory Diploma (2 AS levels).
Students who successfully complete this course can apply directly to University entry or apply for our one year Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.
The programme typically runs for a minimum of 15 hours a week.
Pathways may include: ceramics, fine art, photography, fashion or graphic design.
Available 21/22 Sessions
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MODULES MAY INCLUDE:
Optional Units may include:
- Unit 14 Presenting, displaying, promoting and selling artwork
- Unit 16 presenting and exhibiting Art
- Unit 22 Portrait Photography
- Unit 24 Digital image creation
- Unit 30 Using Digital Technology in Graphic Design
- Unit 40 Carving, constructing and modelling 3D artwork
- Unit 50 Fashion Design
- Unit 63 Contemporary Fine Art
- Unit 65 Fine Art Printmaking
Skills areas studied may include:
- Fine Art
- 3D design (such as sculpture and ceramics)
- Computers in art and design
- Contextual Studies
You will also exhibit your work as part of the course alongside other courses within the creative department. You will work towards a Personal Development qualification and you will be involved in a range of activities designed to improve your employability.
A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above to included Art, English and / or Mathematics or their Level 2 equivalents. Or a Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design with a Merit grade or higher.
You must also have a portfolio of work displaying an interest and ability in Art and Design.Details of this will be confirmed in your email invitation at a later date.
You will also be asked to complete a short Summer Evaluation Project.
You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT if you do not have a GCSE grade C or above.
If you have just completed your GCSEs, Further Education is most likely the option for you. FE covers qualifications from entry to higher level qualifications such as Awards, Certificates, Diplomas, NVQ, BTEC and Apprenticeships.Explore Further Education
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