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Art and Design

Art & Design Level 3

  • Course Type: Diploma

What can this course lead to?

This practical course will support you with moving on to higher education in subjects such as:

  • Fine art
  • Architecture
  • Textiles
  • Fashion Design
  • Illustration
  • Shoe and Accessory Design,
  • Game Design
  • Graphics
  • Craft (amongst many other choices).

Past students have achieved places at De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University, Norwich University of the Arts, Plymouth College of Art & Design, Anglia Ruskin University, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Lincoln. This course can also support you with moving on to other further education courses or employment.


Who is it for?

If you want to create an amazing opportunity for your future career whilst advancing your knowledge and skills in this art and design, then this course is for you! 

You will study a diverse range of subjects such as sculpture, fashion, fine art, printmaking, 3D design, textiles, plus many more. You will find this course challenging but exciting and it is a great alternative to traditional A Levels.

What is covered?

This practical course provides you with the opportunity to experience and to experiment with a range of art and design disciplines allowing you to communicate your ideas and imagination through a variety of means including sculpture, fashion, fine art, textiles, 3D design, photography, and print.

Experience and experiment with a range of art and design disciplines with this practical course. Communicate your ideas and imagination through a variety of means including:

  • Sculpture
  • Fashion
  • Fine art
  • Textiles
  • 3D Design
  • Photography

You will also investigate contextual influences and learn how to reflect on your own practice whilst discussing the work of others. During your study you will build an impressive portfolio of work to help you achieve your next step, whether that be one of the many jobs in the creative industry or going on to study art and design at university.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

4 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above, including English and Maths and an arts or media based subject. Or Merit in a relevant Level 2 course. In order to be offered a place on the course, you must also successfully complete a portfolio of your practice showing your skills. Further information will be sent to you when you are offered an interview date. Should entry requirements not be met we are open to review an applicant’s grades/achievements on an individual basis and take into account creative ability.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
2 Years

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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