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Art and Design Level 3 Extended Diploma (A0418)
Grammar School Road, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 9JL
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3 A Level Programme
Minimum of 66444 at GCSE (Please note : grade 4 may be replaced by an 'old C' grade and grade 6 by 'old' B grade)
Vocational subjects cannot replace GCSEs for entry on to an A Level programme.
You must also study English/Maths GCSE if you have not already achieved grade 4 in these subjects.
4 A level programme
If you achieve a minimum of 3 GCSE's at grade 8 (A*) plus 5 at grade 7 (A) and your English Language and Maths are at minimum grade 4, you will have the option to join the A Plus programme.
Please note that A Plus is designed for applicants to academic courses at Oxford, Cambridge or other Russel Group universities. Grades in vocational subjects cannot replace GCSE's for entry to this programme.
Minimum of five grade 4 at GCSE (or old grade C) or Merit/Distinction in a relevant BTEC First Diploma (or equivalent) plus 1 grade 4 (or old grade 4) at GCSE. You must also study English Language and/or Maths GCSE if you have not already achieved grade 4 in these subjects.
Level 2 programme
Minimum of three grade 4 at GCSE (or old Grade C).
This programme is designed for those students who just miss our entry requirements for level 3 study. It includes an opportunity to improve your GCSE English Language and Maths grades, alongside a Workskills course to develop the skills required for progression into employment or onto a level 3 programme.
You will be introduced to a range of different artistic disciplines such as painting, printmaking, drawing, textiles, photography and graphic design. You will study six units that have been designed to enable your development, understanding, awareness and application of visual language and communication.
As you progress you will be encouraged to review and evaluate your work using analytical and communication skills to make informed progression decisions about individual pieces of work, projects, portfolio preparation and progression on to year two or related work. Strong features of the course include portfolio preparation, helping students make applications, regular visits to art galleries in London and Europe and preparing for the prestigious Paston Art Show.
THIS POPULAR COURSE ALLOWS YOU TO DEVELOP YOUR OWN SENSE OF ARTISTIC IDENTITY BY HELPING YOU DEVELOP THE PRACTICAL SKILLS AND RESEARCH METHODS REQUIRED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE INDUSTRY. THE COURSE IS EQUIVALENT TO THREE A LEVELS AND IS TAUGHT IN OUR COMPLETELY REFURBISHED STUDIOS, WITH ACCESS TO GREAT RESOURCES AND DISPLAY OPPORTUNITIES.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN?
You will learn a variety of skills in a number of artistic disciplines including photography, graphic communication, painting, drawing, textiles and sculpture. During the course, you will attend workshops and learn to develop your writing skills and ability to analyse art.
We offer our students fantastic opportunities to visit galleries both in the UK and overseas. To date our students have visited galleries in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Birmingham and Norwich.
You will also have the opportunity to attend workshops hosted by our former students who have progressed on to further artistic study and/or are working in the creative industry. To help further develop your knowledge of the industry, we also arrange a variety of visiting artist talks including lecturers from Norwich University of the Arts.
IS IT SUITABLE FOR YOU?
If you’re looking for a practical and hands on course that will allow you to explore your passion for art and design, this course is the ideal option for you.
THIS COURSE GOES WELL WITH…
This course takes up a full timetable and is suitable for those who want to focus on art & design with a view to pursuing a career in the creative industries.
HOW YOU ARE ASSESSED?
You will be assessed through a variety of practical and theory based tasks and projects throughout the two year course. The units reflect a range of topics including photography, graphic design, textiles and fine art.
Minimum of 4 GCSEs A - C; 9-4 in GCSE English. A-C for GCSE Art and Design or art-related subject. Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design at minimum Merit, plus 9-4 in GCSE English and a portfolio of varied, good quality work to be presented at interview.
YOU CAN GO ON TO DO...
Further study or employment within the sector. A number of our former students have gone on to establish successful careers in the creative industries in a variety of roles including architect, photographer, shoe designer, illustrator and graphic designer.
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