This level 3 programme gives students the opportunity to pursue art and design in exploratory, investigative and experimental ways.
Traditionally, the programme entertains a diverse range of age groups and learners are encouraged to develop their creative and technical skills through lectures, workshops and projects.
The programme content includes drawing, photography, textiles, 2D/3D design studies and history of art, including units that provide a general awareness, knowledge and understanding of art, design, and its contexts.
The course is designed for students who may not have gained any previous formal qualifications but are able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for and commitment to art and design.
All applicants will need to bring a portfolio of art, craft, and design work to their interview. Suitability for this course will be assessed at interview.
Although not an entry requirement, it is beneficial to have GCSEs in mathematics and English.
This course is classroom-based, 9.30am-4.30pm over 2 allocated days and is subject to continuous assessment.
You are asked to submit work for assessment at the end of each unit of study. Each unit is graded pass, merit or distinction. The work is subject to internal and external verification.
This course will help you discover the specific area of art that you are passionate about and will support you in your UCAS application for degree study.
Across the year, through a bespoke programme, you will develop skills, knowledge and a visual portfolio to attend your degree interviews.
You will have access to our specialist art and design studios at Llwyn y Bryn Campus which include a ceramics studio and kilns, print room, life drawing room, darkroom facilities, photography studio, textiles rooms with pattern cutting tables and sewing machines, laser cutter, digital textiles printer, digital suites with Wacom drawing tablets.