Course Duration
1 to 2 years
Location
Cauldon Campus
Course Cost
£ 3000.00
Do I have to pay this fee? These courses receive government funding, and some learners will be eligible for FREE tuition if they meet specific criteria. Some L code courses at Level 3 to 6 may also have an Advanced Learning Loan available for learners aged 19 and over.
Course Code
FL1142
Start Date
07/09/2022
Start Time
-
Day
Mon - Fri

Course Summary

This course offers a wide range of disciplines such as two and three dimensional design, contemporary crafts, graphics, illustration, photography and fine art. The course aims to develop the student’s creativity in a range of artistic experiences allowing individuals to make informed decisions concerning their future careers.

Taught at our brand new Digital and Creative Hub at Cauldon campus, opposite Staffordshire Univerity and Hanley Park, students have the opportunity of specialising in a subject area of their choosing for the final major project, which enables students to develop skills specific to their progression opportunities.

The Creative Arts Department is equipped with a variety of specialist facilities and equipment including Photography, art and design studios and a Ceramics studio as well as Apple Mac Graphics and Multimedia workshops. The Learning Resources Centres are designed to help students by offering information technology facilities, workshops and libraries.

Course Requirements

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade A*-C/grade 4 and above, Level 2 Diploma, appropriate NVQ Level 2 or
Intermediate qualification. You will have an interview/assessment to
make sure this is the right level for you.

How Is It Assessed

This course is assessed by continual assessment, rather than exams. Students are required to research, plan and produce practical work. All assignments have assessment stages, when the lecturer will help the student to improve their grades. Students requiring any support in producing written work, organising themselves or managing their time have the support of our academic mentors. All student work is moderated by the awarding body.

How Is It Taught

The course is taught by a team of specialist lecturers including working professionals, who aim to help you to gain the most from the course. You are also allocated a personal tutor who will guide you through the course and offer any support that you may need. The course is delivered through a mixture of practical workshops, lectures and self-directed study.

What Could I do Next

With an Extended Diploma in Art and Design you can progress into employment or on to a range of university courses including craft production, surface pattern, graphic design, fine art and design courses or to our own HND in Art & Design.

What Else Do I Need To Know

You will also continue to study maths and English Functional Skills or GCSE in order to improve your employability and progression. Please note: It takes 2 years to complete this full Level 3 qualification. Progression to the second year of the course is subject to successful achievement of the first year of the course.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade A*-C/grade 4 and above, Level 2 Diploma, appropriate NVQ Level 2 or
Intermediate qualification. You will have an interview/assessment to
make sure this is the right level for you.

How Is It Assessed

This course is assessed by continual assessment, rather than exams. Students are required to research, plan and produce practical work. All assignments have assessment stages, when the lecturer will help the student to improve their grades. Students requiring any support in producing written work, organising themselves or managing their time have the support of our academic mentors. All student work is moderated by the awarding body.

How Is It Taught

The course is taught by a team of specialist lecturers including working professionals, who aim to help you to gain the most from the course. You are also allocated a personal tutor who will guide you through the course and offer any support that you may need. The course is delivered through a mixture of practical workshops, lectures and self-directed study.

What Could I do Next

With an Extended Diploma in Art and Design you can progress into employment or on to a range of university courses including craft production, surface pattern, graphic design, fine art and design courses or to our own HND in Art & Design.

What Else Do I Need To Know

You will also continue to study maths and English Functional Skills or GCSE in order to improve your employability and progression. Please note: It takes 2 years to complete this full Level 3 qualification. Progression to the second year of the course is subject to successful achievement of the first year of the course.

Related Careers

Career

Artists

Artists create artistic works using appropriate techniques, materials and media; design artwork and illustrations; and restore damaged pieces of art.

Career

Business and Related Research Professionals

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Career

Arts Officers, Producers and Directors

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Career

Graphic Designers

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Authors, Writers and Translators

Job holders in this unit group write, edit and evaluate literary material for publication excluding material for newspapers, magazines and other periodicals but including scripts and narrative for film, TV, radio and computer games and animations; and translate spoken and written statements into different languages.

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Programmers and Software Development Professionals

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Design and Development Engineers

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Graphic Designers

Graphic designers use illustrative, sound, visual and multimedia techniques to convey a message for information, entertainment, advertising, promotion or publicity purposes, and create special visual effects and animations for computer games, film, interactive and other media.

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Web Design and Development Professionals

Jobholders in this unit group design, develop and maintain websites to meet a client’s specified requirements.

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Artists

Artists create artistic works using appropriate techniques, materials and media; design artwork and illustrations; and restore damaged pieces of art.

Career

Arts Officers, Producers and Directors

Arts officers, producers and directors assume creative, financial and organisational responsibilities in the production and direction of television and radio programmes, films, stage presentations, content for other media, and the promotion and exhibition of other creative activities.

Career

Glass and Ceramics Process Operatives

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