Art and Design Level 3 Extended Diploma
What is this course about?
Students on this course experience a wide range of disciplines such as three dimensional design, craft production, graphics and fine art. The course aims to develop the student’s creativity in a range of artistic disciplines enabling them to make informed decisions concerning their future careers. 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 career path. The Media and Performing Art Department is equipped with a variety of specialist facilities and equipment including Photography, art and design studios, 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.
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 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.
How will I be 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.
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.
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.