This 1-year course is the equivalent of 4 GCSEs grades A*- C. It is a practical course supported by a study of historical & contemporary art and design. You learn by completing projects and assignments that encourage you to experiment and explore different techniques and processes.
It provides a good basis to progress to more advanced work-related qualifications. The course provides a broad based approach to the art & design sector, giving you the opportunity to acquire and develop visual communication skills.
What Will I Learn?
The course introduces drawing & painting skills and working in an experimental way with a range of media and techniques in both 2 & 3 dimensions. You will gain an excellent grounding in traditional techniques as well as computer technology.
You will be encouraged to explore and develop art and design ideas and produce effective outcomes.
You will require 4 GCSEs grades A* to D preferably including include English/Welsh and Maths/Numeracy or ESW at Level 2, or a Level 1 sector skills course qualification.
You will be invited to attend an interview. During this interview and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required and carry out a brief course related task.
All units are internally assessed and externally moderated, and on successful completion of the qualification an overall grade of pass, merit, or distinction is awarded
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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.
Additional Fee Notes
Purchase of Materials and/or Kit is required for this course (Studio Fees - £75, Kit Fees - £35.32). Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.
- On successful completion of the course at merit grade you are able to apply for Level 3 Diploma courses in Art and Design.
Average salary: £22,601
Average salary: £24,200
Product, clothing or related designer
Average salary: £25,292
Artists create artistic works using appropriate techniques, materials and media; design artwork and illustrations; and restore damaged pieces of art.
No specific academic qualifications are required although a variety of vocational qualifications, degrees and postgraduate courses are available. Entry can be based upon portfolio work.