Art and Design

About This Course

You will study a range of subjects such as web design, animation, photography, fine art, painting, printmaking, illustration and storyboard design. This course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to help you pick what youd like to specialise in for your future career. Alongside amazing facilities, including a printmaking room, 3D workshop, ceramics studio, textile and fashion studio, fine art studio and Mac studio, the creative faculty has amazing events throughout the year.

Study at Level:

Level 1
Level 2
Level 3

What You Will Learn

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printing
  • Digital illustration and graphics
  • Textiles and fashion
  • 2D & 3D animation
  • Displaying work for exhibition
  • Fine art
  • Graphic design
  • Ceramics
  • Sculpting
  • Planning and organisation
  • Innovation
  • Self expression
  • Discipline.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for our courses depend on the specific requirements of each Programme of Study and an individuals previous experience, which will all be discussed during the interview process. The following list offers a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry on to a particular level of a course.
PLEASE NOTE IN SOME AREAS WHERE THERE IS A HIGHER MATHS, ENGLISH OR SCIENCE CONTENT, OR WHERE TECHNICAL SKILLS ARE REQUIRED, THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ARE HIGHER THAN STATED BELOW. APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED OF ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUAL COURSES AT THEIR INTERVIEW AND THIS IS CHECKED AT ENROLMENT. FOR CREATIVE COURSES A PORTFOLIO REVIEW OR AUDITION MAY BE REQUIRED AT INTERVIEW.

Entry Level 3 Programmes
No formal entry qualifications but subject to approval from the Foundation Learning Assessment Team.

Level 1 Programmes
GCSEs grades1-2 or E to G or equivalent, including Foundation Awards and Entry Level Certificates.

Level 2 Programmes
Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade 3 (previously D) or above including Maths and English language OR Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above including Maths and English language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 1 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Maths at Level 1.

Level 3 Programmes
Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4 (previously C) or above including Maths and English language OR Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above including Maths and English language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 2 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Maths at level 2.

Progressing to each level of study
Once you successfully completed your course you may be able to progress to the next level, following a satisfactory interview with a Tutor. If youve finished your Level 3 course you will be offered advice and guidance from our Career Advisers on how to apply for a place at University through UCAS, or how to apply for a job or an Apprenticeship.

Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2 courses generally last one year; Level 3 courses will usually last for two years.

Work Experience

Our in-house School of Art Creative Careers team will guide you through your options for the 36 hours of work experience that is required. Personalised work experience opportunities are available in art galleries, community art groups, design companies and printers as well as in fashion and retail.

Learning & Teaching Methods

Our in-house School of Art Creative Careers team will guide you through your options for the 36 hours of work experience that is required. Personalised work experience opportunities are available in art galleries, community art groups, design companies and printers as well as in fashion and retail.

What Next?

Career Opportunities:

  • Tattoo apprentice
  • Character designer
  • Illustrator
  • Fine art painter
  • Graphic designer
  • Interior designer
  • Fashion designer
  • Architecture
  • Stage designer
  • Art & design teacher
  • University & Further Studies
  • BA Design
  • BA Illustration
  • BA Graphic Design
  • BA Fine Art
  • Fashion
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Fashion Styling
  • Graphics
  • Photography
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design

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