Art and Design

Diploma/Extended Diploma , Level 3
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Did you know!

  • English and maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4.
  • 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.
  • We create opportunities to work with external professional bodies to exhibit in public spaces and understand the wider community within the creative industries through collaborations with professional studios and local artists/practitioners. These opportunities furnish our learners with important transferable skills desirable in a wider network of employment.

Course Information


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. .page_head::before, .featured::before, .parallax::before { opacity: 0.3; }

Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards a creative career, these courses are for you. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Course units/modules

The course is a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design, which is a one year accredited course comprising 2 units. Students can progress onto the Extended Diploma in a second year of study which tops the Diploma up to become a two year accredited course comprising 4 units.

Benefits and 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. Demonstration of subject interest through portfolio/sketchbooks.

    Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

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

    Course details

    Duration: 1 year Diploma
    1 year Top-up Extended Diploma
    Start Date: 09/09/2024
    Fees (16-18): No fee
    Study Type: Full time
    Course Code: 76723-01
    Fees (Adult): £2,882

    Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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