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Creative Arts

Art & Design

  • BTEC level 3 extended diploma
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Overview

The creative industries are one of the fastest growing in the UK. This two-year Extended Diploma course provides the opportunity to immerse yourself within Art and Design, providing you with a skill set to access the best opportunities within the creative industries.

What will you learn?

In your first year you will explore a broad range of projects to develop your skills and multi-disciplinary techniques to create a personal portfolio of work.

In your second year you will continue to develop the skills learnt in year one, completing projects that explore experimental techniques in painting, printmaking and illustration. You will also develop a final major project, working in your preferred specialism.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is for you if you are looking to extend your skills across a range of art approaches. It will provide you with the skills and experience to take you into employment or further study.

Entry Requirements & Other Info
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    You must have a minimum of four GCSEs at grades 9-4, including a grade 3 or higher in English Language.

    It is preferable that you have a Level 2 qualification in an art-based subject (e.g. a Merit at BTEC or a grade 4 at GCSE). If you don’t, you will need to bring a portfolio of work to your interview which we will review as part of the enrolment process.

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    This course will provide you with the opportunity to go on many trips to art galleries and exhibtions to enrich your learning. As well as this, you will be given the chance to exhibit your work outside of the classroom, in college shows and galleries but also in local and national events. We have had many students who have had their work shortlisted for a number of national awards, as well as one winning the student prize at the Ferens Open. Our Art Department is also heavily involved with our Upskilling Programme, so you will be able to develop your skills outside of lesson time with a range of workshops and activities.

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    A Level Fine Art is the perfect subject to lead onto a creative or art-based degree at university, such as Fine Art or Graphic Design. However, because this is a Level 3 qualification, it means that you can also explore opportunities like higher-level apprenticeships.

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    Students who complete a qualification in Art go on to a wide variety of jobs. These can include: Artist, Interior Designer, Illustrator, Gallery Curator or Teacher, to name a few.

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Arts Hub

Check out our Creative Arts website. Here you can explore everything we do within the Creative Arts Faculty...

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10 Dec 22 Future Student Saturday
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17 Jan 23 Creative and Arts Event
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Saturday 10 December 2022

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