Designed to develop creativity and practical skills within Art, Design or Media, this course will encourage you to explore, experiment and take risks, which will extend your independent critical thinking and enable you to progress further.
The course is an intensive study programme for those aged 19 or older who want to widen their skills and develop a portfolio in preparation for work or further study in higher education.
It is divided into three stages: Exploratory, Pathway and Confirmatory stages, culminating in a personal project.
Throughout your study programme, there is also a focus on preparing you for a career in the industry. Your assignments may have a work focus and will involve assessments; some may be set by industry. You may be encouraged to market and sell artefacts that you have manufactured on the course.
This is how many independent artists start their career. You will also gain valuable work experience or work as an independent practitioner on client briefs.
This qualification is designed to enable you to:
There are three mandatory units:
You will need:
All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
The course is assessed throughout the year and with an end-of-course portfolio.
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, such as a Bachelor of Arts, an apprenticeship or other employment.
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