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Art and Design
  • artAnddesign
  • creativearts

Useful Information

  • Mode of study:

    Full Time

  • Level:


  • Duration:

    1 to 2 Years

  • Awarding/validation body:

    BTEC Pearson


Course Overview

This exciting course is designed to introduce an advanced insight to Art and Design which gives learners the opportunity to acquire and develop specialist, transferable and industry-specific skills in order to complete tasks and demonstrate a higher level of achievement that enables them to progress to higher learning, or creative apprenticeships for progression.

Students will carry out a number of guided workshops, including studio-based practice such as, Painting, 3D Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, Digital Design, 3D Art Making Workshop and Fashion and Textiles. The course is evidence based, learners build up creative portfolios which are submitted at two key assessment points.

Topics includes:

  • Developing individual visual language.
  • Image and mark making through material and media manipulation.
  • 2D Art (Painting, Drawing, Print-making, Illustration/Graphic Design).
  • 3D Art (Sculpture, Ceramics, Fashion/Textile Design, Product Design).
  • XD Art (Graphic Design, Photography and Film-making, Animation & Games Design, Installation).
  • Collaborative projects with creative professionals through museums and studio visit.
  • Developing a portfolio for professional practice and higher studies.

Course Highlights

Students will receive individual guidance from specialist technician’s assistance to develop their art works through a practical mode of study.

Students will learn to experiment and manipulate by creating Drawing, Print-Making, Painting, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Analogue and Digital Photography, Games and Animation and Film-Making.

Access to the well-resourced technical facilities, studios and workshops include darkroom, ceramics kiln and glazing, professional photoshoot studio and 3D making workshops for all disciplines.

The course encourages learners to take on individual research, enabling students to be further prepared for higher studies and creative industries. Taught sessions may include hands on practical learning and guidance from practicing artists and designers, students develop specialist creative industry knowledge and an artistic curiosity.

Additionally, students will receive advise and support from experts from recognised universities for writing personal statements for UCAS applications with help on appropriate routes and portfolio preparation.

This course includes work experience, enrichment activities, exhibitions and collaborative projects.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

By providing a broader sector experience this course Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design encourages students to progress onto specialist courses at Degree, Higher National Diploma, or Foundation Degree level at universities and colleges and careers in the creative industries.

On completion students will be able to progress to Higher Education or join apprenticeship programs in the creative industries.

Throughout this course students will have access to a dedicated team of careers and education advisors who will help to achieve the next steps towards a successful


Assessment of the internal and external units for this course is designed to fit the purpose and objective of the course– giving learners the opportunity to demonstrate skills developed in applied scenarios.

All units are graded to encourage skills development and performance. Units are assessed using a grading scale of Distinction, Merit, Pass and Unclassified. Grading has been introduced at this level as a result of feedback from users and practitioners of the qualification.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C OR A related Level 2 vocational course at Merit or higher (if a pass grade is achieved GCSE grades and/or functional skills results may also be considered);


Including a GCSE at grade 9-4/A*-C (or equivalent) in English or Mathematics OR English and Mathematics assessed at Level 1 or above by College assessment.


Art portfolio, containing recent examples of artwork, sketchbooks, photogra­phy work, or any creative work you have done. This could be both course work and work you have created in your own time.

Mature applicants may be considered on relevant experience without having the required entry requirements. However, an interview will always be required.

A satisfactory reference may also be requested.

How To Apply

Use the below link to apply for the above course.