The College offers three pathways of this course at Level 3 for
students 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 Digital and
Photographic Art pathway allows you to further your skills across a
range of subjects including photography, illustration and painting,
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
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.