Art and Design (Diploma in Vocational Studies)

Course Overview

This one-year course forms a foundation in art and design. Students study the major creative subjects of art and design throughout the year alongside other important life skills within the Welsh Baccalaureate such as ICT, literacy and numeracy.

This course is taught in a very supportive manner and recognises that students often flourish in an environment which is different from school.  Students will take part in traditional 2D/3D art, photography and creative digital design projects with a view to building personal, creative and technical skills.

Updated October 2018

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are a number of GCSEs at D-G grade or above but we do look at every student individually to assess potential. 

Prospective students are always interviewed and are encouraged to bring any examples of creative work with them to interview.

Course Delivery

Assessments on the course are carried out on students’ ongoing project work. This course is 14 hours a week over three days.

Progression Opportunities

Students generally choose to specialise in one of the creative pathways and progress onto a Level 2 Diploma course in Art or Photography.

Additional Information

Please note there is a studio fee of £25 for this course.

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