Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Art and Design Practice
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including either Mathematics or English, or a Level 2 equivalent in this area and GCSE Mathematics or English at grade 4 or above.
Start Date: September 2021
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

This course is designed to allow you to develop knowledge and skills within the arts and media sector. You will gain a range of key industry standard skills, which will include textiles, fine art and photography. Your skills and experience will allow you to create your own professional portfolio and work on client projects. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that
underpin study for becoming a practitioner in the art and design sector, this qualification gives students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector to prepare them for further study or training.

We offer a range of course specific extracurricular opportunities including Textiles, Fine Art, and Drawing. These will all help in developing your personal and professional skills, to get you ready for your future career.

What will I learn?

You will gain a range of key industry standard skills, which will include textiles, fine art and photography. Your skills and experience will allow you to create your own professional portfolio and work on client projects. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin study for becoming a practitioner in the art and design sector, this qualification gives students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector to prepare them for further study or training.

Students taking this qualification will study two mandatory learning and teaching modules:
Exploring and Developing Art and Design Skills and Advancing Creative Practice.

Both modules will include intensive skills development for the arts sector. This course will allow you to develop your knowledge and approaches to Art and Design. Specific skills you will develop include:

• Informing ideas
• Problem solving
• Technical skills
• Professional practice
• Communication skills

 

How will the course be assessed?

All your work will be assessed through the completion of assignments, marked by your tutors here in college. The type and content of these assignments will vary, depending on the particular units that are being assessed. You work will be graded against Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria. Your assignments will always carefully guide you to the requirements of each criteria and your tutors will support you in gaining the very best achievement that you can.

Enrichment

 

 

Materials and other information

You will present all your final year work to VIPs and industry professionals in a fabulous End of Year Show. You will also be invited to meet with professionals in creative industries to explore different job roles. Students are asked to pay a consumable fee that will provide them with various art materials and trips on the course. Costs will be confirmed at interview / enrolment. Trips and visits include The Liverpool Tate and Walker Gallery, Manchester Art Galleries, The Stitch and Knit show in Harrogate, Media Museum and Impressions Gallery in Bradford, Harry Potter Studios in London, and a residential visit to London.

 

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