his is the course for you if you are still unsure of a specific area of art you’d like to specialise in.It encourages individuality to allows you to explore a wide range of artistic skills and experiences, which gives you more time to experiment and consider your creative career options.

Current students are encouraged to take an individual approach towards their assignments which are designed to challenge their creative thinking and uniqueness.You can explore 2D, 3D, textiles, ceramics, digital art and mixed media approaches, working as an individual or as part of a team.

Students explore 2D, 3D, textiles, ceramics, digital art and mixed media approaches, promoting individual growth aswell as collaborative working practices which will result in a professional portfolio of work.

Live projects allow students to experience potential professional careers. Projects have included ‘Circus’ with outcomes ranging from performance art, costume design, illustration and 3D installation for an exhibition.

‘Graffiti’ projects resulting in a spray painted Skate Park and designing children’s toys which were sold in Topshop, Metrocentre. In addition to this, students will learn how to use computers as design and drawing tools, explore working in the community and art education and experiment with both 2D and 3D outcomes.
Students benefit from a number of educational visits to explore local and regional artistic talent, meet clients who provide live briefs, work closely with schools and the community on projects an enjoy working in a creatively charged studio with like-minded people.

Duration: Two years

Entry Requirements: A minimum of four GCSEs at C or above including Maths and English, plus a portfolio of work.* You can also study an A Level in Textiles, English Language or Psychology alongside this course.** Final grades will give the following maximum UCAS points score of: 168

Additional Study
You can also study an A-Level in Textiles, English Language or Psychology alongside this course (you will need 5 GCSEs A*-B and maths and English minimum C to do this)

*English Language and Psychology availability is subject to course timetable. Please see BTEC Extended Diploma + 1 A-Level entry criteria for eligibility.

Successful completion of the course gives the
qualifications and skills required to progress onto a broad range of degree courses such as fashion, textiles, production design, arts management, graphics, costume, illustration
or photography.
* If you do not have Maths and/or English at grade C, you will be required to work towards these qualifications alongside this course.
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