Based within the exciting and vibrant creative industries department, our art & design courses provide you with the opportunity to build your skills in a wide variety of areas including drawing, painting, printmaking, 3D, textiles, fashion, graphics and illustration. With projects across all these different areas, you will discover your strengths and define your future path.
- Northbrook MET is renowned for its creative industries courses
- State-of-the-art studios and workshops
- Facilities for a wide range of art and design disciplines
- Industry-experienced teachers
- The creative economy employed 3.12 million people in the UK in 2017—1 in 11 of all UK jobs
About this course
You will have the opportunity to build your skills in a wide variety of areas including drawing,painting, printmaking, 3D, textiles, fashion, graphics and illustration. With projects across all these different areas, you will discover your strengths and define your future path. If you are looking for a career in the creative industries but are unsure what area that will be, these are the courses for you. Industry-based projects and work experience opportunities are part of each course curriculum, enabling you to further develop the skills to progress to a career in the creative industries with the energy and confidence to thrive.
- Introduction to materials, processes and skills in art, design and media
- Introduction to contextual research in art, design and media
- Introduction to communication skills
- Solving 2D creative problems
- Solving time-based creative problems
- Art, design and media project
To start at this level you need at least 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (F) or above, preferably including English and maths, and a portfolio of your creative work.
A portfolio review with the course leader will be required.
Your portfolio of work must show your interest and enthusiasm for the subject area. You may be expected to talk about a favourite artist, designer, a piece of art work which has inspired you or how you have developed your ideas. You will be required to bring sketch books, evidence of research and observational drawings, examples of developmental work as well as some final pieces.
We are also interested in looking at work you have completed in your own time, your hobbies and any work experience you have completed.
After this course
This course prepares you to go on to a more advanced course such as the UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design or Level 2 programmes in Games Development or Digital Media Arts.
Successful completion of a level 2 course can lead onto study at level 3 and then onto university, employment or an apprenticeship.
- Designer: fashion/textile/graphic/interior
- 3D designer: jewellery/ceramics/craft/product design
- Retail designer/curator
- Creative director/entrepreneur