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Art & Design Level 3 Extended Diploma at Writtle University College

Course description

This wide ranging advanced level course is for those looking for a more practical alternative to A Levels. Students will develop an understanding of a range of art and design subjects. The second year will allow specialisation and development of a portfolio.

Course content

Drawing and visual studies, fashion and textiles, fine art sculpture and painting, mixed media, graphic design, illustration, 3D design, portfolio and personal development, photography and art historical practice.

Entry requirements

Standard entry is five GCSEs at grade A-C to include English, Mathematics and an art or design subject. However alternative qualifications or experience will be considered on application. An interest in art and/or design should be evidenced in a portfolio at interview.


Continuous assessment in the form of practical and written assignments. The second year will include a final major project which will include participation in an exhibition.

Future opportunities

Progress to a higher level qualification such as a degree programme in a variety of art and design disciplines or seek employment in a range of art or design subjects.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years