This one-year course offers a sound introduction to a range of practical disciplines within art and design such as drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, graphics, photography and contextual references.
Everything that is visual surrounds us in our life - magazines, posters, fashion, accessories, furniture, interior design, packaging, advertising... and it all starts in art college with creative, imaginative hard working individuals. Become an artist, craftsperson or designer and find yourself on a visually exciting journey.
There are 12 units of study over the year and all units need to be passed to achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Two art qualifications (bronze and silver) are also integrated into the course.
Art and Design techniques will be demonstrated before assignments are given, then students will work independently, with no help, demonstrating what they have learned.
Knowledge, understanding and skills in 2D, 3D and photography are assessed during practical tasks in the classroom.
Two projects are externally set and assessed by the exam board. The students will have research and prep time in the classroom, before creating a final piece to a set amount of time, totally independently, in exam conditions.
All projects will include contextual references – looking at other artists’ work and using similar techniques, processes and concepts in students’ own work. There must always be a link to other artists and designers.
A personal tutor will guide you through the process during your time on the course and there is also support offered for individual learning needs where necessary.
Updated November 2019
Equivalent qualifications will be accepted, pending interview. Subject to interview and examples of work.
Students are able to progress to a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design, with a final grade of a merit from their Level 2 course.
Please note that there is a studio fee of £50 for this course.