You will develop prior understanding of a range of AA disciplines such as Fine Art, Fashion, Textiles, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Graphic Design, Digital Media, and Contextual Studies. Your own work will be enhanced with visits to relevant galleries and exhibitions. You will be taught by practicing designers and artists who will support and help you to develop your portfolio in your chosen specialist pathway in preparation for HE application or related employment.
Stage 1: Exploration
Through a structured diagnostic programme you will identify and extend your existing skills, strengths and interests. You will also develop both practical and critical thinking abilities, helping you to make an informed choice for your specialist study.
Stage 2: Development and Progression
You choose to specialise in one pathway from Fine Art, Fashion/Textiles, Digital Media/Photography.
Stage 3: Proposal and Realisation
You bring together your skills, knowledge and understanding in art and design to carry out a major project, resulting in an exhibition.
A National Extended Diploma in an Art and Design related subject or a combination of A Levels including an Art and Design related subject plus a portfolio of your work.