Are you keen and have the interest in pursuing a career in arts and design? This exciting and innovative course provides an opportunity for those who have an interest in the visual arts to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating and demanding and provides a supportive transition from further to higher education.
It is generally delivered over two years and will allow students to apply for a range of higher education courses. you to develop a range of creative art skills.
The course aims to enable you to be more employable by helping you to develop skills in communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation and management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and development.
So, whether you already know the specific creative career path you wish to follow, or want to progress on to further study and Higher Education, this course will help you to achieve this dream.
Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...
- 4 GCSE qualifications at grades A*-C or 9-4, including English Language
- Level 2 vocational qualification and a Level 2 English qualification
Additional information: You will have a review of your portfolio.
If you are accepted onto this course without a Grade 4 (that's the old Grade C) or above in Maths and/or English you will be given the opportunity to develop your skills in these subjects. This will be a compulsory part of your timetable.
You will also need basic IT skills.
You will be assessed by a combination of assignments, course work, observation of practical workshops, and a final project.
Aims of the course
The Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design provides an opportunity for those who have an interest in the visual arts to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating and demanding and provides a supportive transition from further to higher education. It is generally delivered over two years and will allow students to apply for a range of higher education courses.
After successfully passing this course, you will have the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to a degree course at university in a related subject such as BA in Fine Art or into sector related work. Apprenticeships programmes within the Creative Arts Sector subject to successful applications.
Successful students will be equipped to either enter a number of art and design-based roles. These could include product designer, illustrator, sculptor, sketch artist, digital designer, , architect, 3D model maker, animator, independent artist, painter, interior decorator, print designer, and fashion branding roles.
Our courses are delivered in spacious, state-of-the-art studios enjoying natural daylight from the adjoining Tressiliian road offering excellent inspiring views of Lewisham way. We have a huge 90-seat theatre, spacious dance and technical theatre studios, rehearsal rooms, computer editing suites, recording studios, and digital and traditional black and white photography developing dark rooms.
When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a trained artist or designer, you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression and a good salary in your sights. For example: Artists start on around £16,000 a year and can earn £20,000 with 3-5 years' experience Graphic designers start on around £21,000 a year and can earn £28,000 with 3-5 years' experience
If you're interested in a career in the art and design industry, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Aimed at training students in their chosen discipline, our courses include valuable work experience opportunities and the chance to exhibit your work, preparing you for your first role in the industry.
This course gives you the potential opportunity to enter employment within a wide range of the creative arts sector. This course gives you the potential opportunity to enter employment within a wide range of junior j art and design-based roles in the creative arts industries. Junior job roles include:
- product designer,
- illustrator, sculptor,
- sketch artist,
- digital designer,
- 3D model maker,
- independent artist,
- interior decorator,
- print designer, and
- fashion branding roles.