This is a practical course with workshop sessions which will enable you to develop your understanding and knowledge in a broad range of art and design disciplines.
This is a practical course with workshop sessions which will enable you to develop your understanding and knowledge in a broad range of art and design disciplines. Workshops are delivered to develop understanding and application of visual language and the creative process. A variety of projects are set over the year and students are encouraged to experiment with different mediums to produce full sketchbooks and artwork to exhibit.
Careers related to Design are really popular as it impacts on everything we see around us from adverts to shop window displays to websites. Our courses will help you find where your art and design skills lie and you will study in our attractive purpose built studios.
Facilities include specialist studios and workshops in Textiles, Graphic Design, 3D/Sculpture, Fine Art, Printmaking, Photography and a very contemporary Apple Mac suite.
The annual end of year exhibition includes a fantastic fashion show and an art exhibition for students to showcase their designs. Our art and design courses have an excellent reputation and many of our students go on to gain places at the top universities or secure careers in the industry.
Modules can include:
These courses are ideal if you enjoy art and design and prefer a more practical route of study.
All the units are internally assessed through project work.
You will need a USB stick. In addition there will be an annual voluntary studio contribution of £100. There are several visits to London galleries and local workshops made throughout the course to support the vocational context of the qualification. You will be allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.
5 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above (ideally including English and Maths as well as Art & Design at grade 6 or above)
Students can progress from the Diploma to the Extended Diploma, this includes external applicants. Progression from the Extended Diploma is further study at higher education in areas such as graphic design, advertising, architecture, interior design, jewellery design, photography, textile and fashion design, arts management, or employment in a wide range of roles in the design industry.