This course enables you to get started in visual and creative arts education. It is ideal for those who wish to gain an initial qualification to enable progression onto a Level 3 course in Art & Design, Photography, Graphic Design or Fashion. The course is broad and covers many of the specialist areas of the Art & Design Industry.
The range of project work will explore many aspects of the Art & Design world, for example, showing you the relevance for looking back historically at famous creative designers and how they worked, to looking forward and the job market and prospects for further training in your chosen subject, as well as experimenting and exploring ideas, techniques and processes.You will work in specialist studios and use specialist equipment and facilities here at the college. You will have a course director and be given tutorials to review your progress and to be given guidance to help you achieve your qualification. You will be required to continue with projects independently and it is expected that there will be 10-12 hours independent study undertaken at home each week.
The work on the course is project/assignment based and assessment is continuous throughout the course. The units in the first two terms are assessed at Pass grade only. The final unit is awarded a grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction. This unit is achieved through a personal proposal and exhibition and decides the overall grade for the qualification.
You will need:
4 or more GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or higher, including a creative-based subject and English Or:
A relevant Level 1 qualification and preferably English at grade 3.You will be invited to an interview to help us ensure the course is right for you.