Art and Design – Level 3

This high-energy Art and Design course will give you a broad knowledge and understanding of the different areas within Art and Design. From fundamental key skills to ideas-based work, including exploration and investigation in a wide range of materials, techniques, and processes.

The course is designed to introduce you to the main areas of 2D and 3D art and design, conceptual art, installation and multi-media, providing practical experience as well as enabling students to focus on specific subject areas in greater depth. The different disciplines include drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, interactive media, fashion/textiles, 3D design and conceptual art.

This highly innovative programme aims to give you full access to art resources and facilities, techniques, and processes, and through communication and discourse, allow you to take your own journey of discovery into professional Art practices. Emphasis will be placed upon your ability in methods of creative production by maintaining an open mind towards the exploration of new ideas and risk-taking through the course progression.

The programme will also allow you to appreciate the work of historical and contemporary artists and designers, to inspire, motivate and inform you and to learn about learned professional practice.

  • What will be studied
    • Materials, processes, and technical skills
    • Contextual research
    • Verbal and nonverbal communication skills
    • Solving 2D, 3D and timebased creative problems
    • Creating a portfolio of artwork for progression
  • What are the entry requirements?
    • 5 GCSEs grade 4, including English and Maths
    • An artistic flair and passion for creativity are essential
  • What qualifications will be gained?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Level 3 Art and Design Diploma.

  • How will this course be delivered?
    • Our art studio
    • Theatre
    • Media Lab
    • The outside environment

    The study programme is four days a week.

  • How will I be assessed?
    • 6 units, 4 of which are internally assessed in a variety of tasks including written essays, practical application of artistic skills, digital artistic practices, and creation of a variety of portfolios.
    • The remaining 2 units will be assessed as external assessments, one being a written case study, and the other being a practical response to a given stimulus.
  • Other Information:

    Work experience opportunities:

    As part of this course, you will get the opportunity in the creation of your own exhibition and print view of work.

    English and Maths:

    Maths will be included in perspective drawing and measuring for work.

    English will be included in learning art terminology.


    Due to the nature of the course, there will be an additional cost for course materials.

    • All art students will need to bring:
      • Fine liners
      • Oil pastels
      • Basic acrylic colours
      • Watercolour
      • Brushes
      • Mark-making tools
      • Glue
      • Scissors
      • Ruler
      • A sketchbook (cartridge paper) for each unit
  • Exam Board:

    Upon successful completion of this course, you can go onto complete a university degree.


Start Date : September 2024 End Date : June 2026 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 2 Years
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