The College offers three pathways of this course at Level 3 for students (equivalent to three A Levels) who wish to further their interest/studies in art and design and aim for a career in the creative industries, architecture, product/automotive design, illustration, animation, photography, digital drawing etc. Requests to change direction between the three options after successful completion of year one of the two year course will be considered. Many students choose these courses rather than stay at school after GCSE in order to study in a vocationally relevant specialist environment. The Art pathway allows you to further your skills across a wide range of subjects including photography, painting, printmaking, textiles, ceramics and life drawing and provides an opportunity to consolidate your specialist pathway into higher education. Emphasis is on the development of drawing skills and photography. These skills are much valued requisites for higher studies in architecture, animation, book illustration, computer games design etc. Modules are delivered by a range of specialist, highly qualified, experienced tutors.
This is a two year programme which is equivalent to three A Levels. This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.
Career Opportunities / Progression
The course provides knowledge, understanding and skills for students wishing to enter a career in art and design or fashion, and/or progress to higher education completing degrees in Art and Design or Fashion or a related design degree.
Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at the beginning of this document. Students must have a GCSE in Art and English. In addition, applicants must present a portfolio of evidence. The assessment criteria for the portfolio can be obtained from the course team co-ordinator.
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.