This qualification is an opportunity to study a broad-based course leading to a specialism in this field. It is a practical course supported by written research into related, historical and contemporary Art and Design movements, and practice which will require trips to local and national galleries and related vocational experience. Students will be supported to develop their professional skills and portfolios in preparation for a career in Art & Design.
Students study 18-units over two years. There is one compulsory unit which is ‘Art in Context’. Optional units include: Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography and Textile Design, crossing both 2D and 3D disciplines.
At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4. including English at grade 4
or above and an Art-based subject.
It is an ideal course for those aiming to progress onto Foundation Diploma, HND or Degree level in an Art and Design related subject. Careers in the creative industries include practical fine art and design making, illustration, fashion design, interior design, architecture, film, television, animation, photography, teaching, gallery administration and curating.