The Art & Design Extended Diploma is an opportunity for students who wish 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 and will require trips to local and national galleries. Students will be supported to develop their professional skills and portfolios in preparation for a career in Art & Design.
Students study for an 18 unit qualification over two years. There are compulsory units which embrace transferable skills such as visual recording, contextual influences, materials techniques and processes, communicating ideas and concepts in Art and Design. Along with further specialism within areas such as: Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography and Textile Design. This may vary from year to year.
At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C including English at grade C/4 or above and an art based subject.