Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3)
The Art, Design & Media industries include an incredibly wide variety of different subjects and opportunities for employment. Due to this diversity it can be very difficult to identify what course might suit you, where you will flourish and where you will be happy. The majority of our students who come to us after Year 11 have a good knowledge of art and/or media, but are not sure of how to apply or widen their skills.
Our specialist status and resources mean we can really help you to look at a wide variety of art and design and encourage you to take on new ways of being creative, as well as allowing you to develop your preferred subjects.
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First Year (Level 3 Diploma Year)
At the beginning of the course all students start with a common first year which gives you a grounding in skills such as research ideas development, practical problem solving and reflective practice. It will also introduce you to a wide range of new skills such as printmaking, video, ceramics, photography, textiles, and working with different materials such as clay and metal.
Assessment is continuous - you will have a constant dialogue with your group tutor about your progress so you will always know where you need to improve. Ideas development and visual imagery are recorded in a range of ways including sketchbooks and blogs.
Students also study English and Maths as an integral part of the course and will take Functional Skills qualifications and/or work towards GCSEs as appropriate.