Course Info

Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Art and Design

Course content & format

You will have the opportunity to participate in numerous live briefs for ‘real clients’, use of our excellent new facilities and the chance to experience life drawing.

Outstanding Value Added 2018.

100% High Grades 2018.

100% Achievement 2018.

100% progression to Higher education 2018

This two year course is designed for those students who are highly creative and enjoy producing art and design work. The course explores a range of new, traditional and creative ways of using materials, techniques and processes, some of which you may have never experienced before. Over the course of two years you will work in painting, drawing, life drawing, print, design development, sculpture, digital processes as well as contextual studies. There is also the opportunity to explore design disciplines. Our Art & Design course is delivered by highly skilled practitioners, exhibiting at London Design Week 2018 and selling their own work for private commissions.

Your unique experience

In Art & Design we work with and support every learner to become a creative individual, offering the opportunity to express and explore personal creative and innovative ideas. As a student here you will be introduced to a variety of media and techniques that will broaden and strengthen your knowledge and understanding within this creative sector. You will develop your own practice as an artist and be encouraged to investigate new ideas and processes. We deliver a curriculum which includes external briefs, gallery visits, artist/designer support and links with local employers. Our students give outstanding feedback on their experience with us and we pride ourselves on ensuring that the support, advice and encouragement we give means learners can progress onto their chosen paths after college.

Entry Qualifications

See Standard Entry Qualifications.

You are required to have 4 GCSE’s at grade C including English and/or Maths.

A previous art and design GCSE at grade 4 or above (or similar and/or a passion and interest in the subject).

Successful interview with an art tutor (bring a portfolio of your art and design work).

Good verbal and written communication skills.

Good drawing skills are a bonus.

How is this course assessed?

This course consists of units of work that are set, delivered and assessed within the classroom and college environment. You will receive a project brief that introduces you to a scenario, question or problem to solve. This setting will take you on a journey that could require you to produce sketchbooks, digital portfolios, Blogs, design sheets, 3D or 2D outcomes, artists/designer analysis, experiments, maquettes, presentations and many more. All of these requirements will be supported through specialist workshops, tutorials, advice and guidance, feedback and discussion. Staff in this area pride themselves on their ability to work with each individual learner to realise their creative potential.

What can I do next?


● This course provides a supportive transition from further to higher education within art and design.
● Following on from this, students’ enter a range of employment opportunities for example; multiple design fields, photography, artist, printmaker, set designer, higher level apprenticeships, to name just a few.

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.