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Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma Art and Design at Selby College

Course description

The course explores a huge range of art and design experiences relevant to career pathways in graphic design, photography, illustration, print-making, fine art, web graphics, teaching, animation, advertising, film-making and digital imaging. It is designed to provide a strong foundation for anyone interested in any of these specialisms.

Essentially we are interested in promoting your individual, visual responses to the ideas and issues that we encounter in life. We will also discuss a vast range of work from other artists, designers and photographers and you will need the ability to look at art briefs and design problems in a new and highly personal way as you respond to these influences.

You will need to be committed to an intensive course of study and prepared to devote considerable time each week to producing a high quality sketchbook/portfolio.

Course content

The emphasis is on discovering what really excites you about art and design. You will build skills in areas such as:

• Drawing

• 3D and Sculpture

• Printmaking

• Graphic Design

• Typographic Design

• Mixed-Media Experimentation

• Computer-Generated Imaging

• Photography

• Painting

• Textiles

• Animation

• Film-Making

• Illustration

Please note: If you have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English and/or Maths you will be required to continue studying these alongside your college course.

Entry requirements

Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply. For this course you must also have GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above in Art and Design Technology.


60% Coursework, 40% externally set assignment.

Future opportunities

On successful completion most students go on to Higher Education and pursue careers in areas such as Photography, Graphic Design, Illustration, Print-Making, Fine Art, Web Graphics, Teaching, Advertising and Digital Imaging. It is possible to progress to HND Art & Design at Selby College.


You may also like to consider our ‘A’ Level in Art & Design course.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Selby College directly.

Last updated date: 05 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: JA013

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Student Services
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01757211048
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