hese courses offer students who have not yet achieved or need to build on their academic qualifications the chance to gain the equivalent of 4 GCSEs through an exciting and creative range of 2D and 3D art and design subjects such as painting, drawing, sculpture, making, graphic design, surface design, fashion and 3D design.
Students will be shown how they can express individual ideas and thoughts through a wide range of art and design skills and techniques. They will create a portfolio of work that will reflect their unique potential within art and design and enable them to study further or gain employment.
Students will also explore the work of other artists and designers and learn how they have made a career in art and design.
This work is supported by educational visits to galleries and cultural centres such as London. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in industrial led projects and competitions.
All of this is managed by highly creative and experienced tutors who will support and help students to develop their skills in art and design as well as helping them to gain confidence on both a personal and creative level. Tutors will also ensure that students receive the right support and guidance to progress to further courses or employment. Our studios are creative and stimulating places to work.
We have excellent resources and space that ensures each student can develop their skills and talent to create original pieces of art and design in a safe, comfortable and spacious environment.
Level 1 – 1 Year
Level 2 – 1 Year
For both courses students are required to have an interest in art and design and be given the opportunity to show any existing work at interview.
Successful completion of Level 2 may allow progression onto a specialist BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma within the College depending on completion of Level 2 course AND necessary maths and English qualifications or entry into employment. Maths and English are provided as additional studies to the main course and are compulsory for all students.
- Carnival/Theatre Artist
- Prop/Set/Costume Designer
- Applied Artist
- Production Assistant
- Community Artist
- Graphic Designer
- Interior Designer
- Games Designer