Art and Design Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3

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Define your own aesthetic with this exciting programme. You will deepen your knowledge of art processes such as painting, printmaking, drawing, textiles, and sculpture, ready to specialise in your own personal practice. You will also work towards a final major project that will be showcased in the end of year exhibition.


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Strengthen your creative skills with various materials and techniques.
  • Explore processes such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles.
  • Focus on your own personal practice ready for progression opportunities
  • Develop a major project suitable for an art exhibition.
  • Entry Requirements

    4 GCSEs at 4 or above including Maths or English.

    Career Progression

    Progression may include further study at degree level, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

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    Course Details


    1 year Diploma
    1 year Top-up Extended Diploma

    Study Type

    Full time

    Start Date


    Course Code


    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Fee (Adult)

    £2,882   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

    Course Facts


    English and maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4.

    Extra Curriculum

    We provide full-time arts education to over 1,000 students every year, from level 1 through to BA Honours degrees. If you are successful in gaining a place on one of our specialist courses, we will work with you to develop your creative skills and prepare you for the next big step – either to university, drama school, art college or the world of work.

    Labour Market

    The number of Graphic designers needed in Leeds is due to grow by 4% between 2019 and 2024 (Emsi

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