The Extended Diploma in Art and Design
course is a highly creative and practical course. It’s taught in spacious light studios which include a mac suite and photographic darkroom. The course allows you to explore a range of creative specialisms including photography, graphic illustration, printmaking, textiles, fine art drawing & painting and three dimensional work.
This course provides a fast-paced introduction to a range of materials, techniques and processes. Contextual and critical studies cover a range of art and design practices and support your own developments. Creative students enjoy a varied and exciting delivery producing work for their portfolios and future progression.
You’ll be given the opportunity to enjoy our popular research trips which include local trips to Cambridge Museums and Galleries, trips to a number of exciting locations in London and an international trip to Paris.
This course will give you the opportunity to progress to Art & Design related courses within Higher Education. You will also be supported with identifying creative internship opportunities and apprenticeship applications.
The Extended Diploma is an exciting exploratory two-year equivalent to three A Levels. Providing a fast-paced introduction to a range of materials, techniques and processes within the art and design field.
Specialisms include digital, painting, printmaking, photography, textiles, graphics, illustration and three-dimensional work. Contextual and critical studies cover a range of art and design practices and support your own learning.
The course will give you a broad introduction to the creative industries working in a range of specialisms.
At least 5 GCSEs at Grade
4 in a range of subjects including GCSE English.
Grade 4 in GCSE Art.
Students with a distinction
grade in a Level 2 Certificate in a related area may be considered with a Grade 3 in GCSE English.
We offer an exciting Level 4 1 Year Art Foundation course which is designed to enable you to further explore your creativity.
This qualification can lead directly on to degrees and employment in the creative industries. Students who recently completed their course are taking Product Design at Leeds Metropolitan University, Architecture at University of East London (Scholarship Gained), Animation at Pearson College London (Scholarship Gained) and Photography at Norwich University of the Arts.