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Art & Design Level 3 Extended Diploma at Hereford College of Arts

Course description

At the beginning of the course all specialist areas start with a common first year which gives you a grounding in skills such as generating ideas, drawing, problem solving, IT, and digital image making. It will also introduce you to a wide range of new skills such as printmaking, video, ceramics, photography, textiles, and working with different materials such as clay and metal.

In the second year, your elected specialist year, you will start to feel more confident about your own work and you will continue to develop your skills and understanding of the area you are most interested in. This is an important stage of the course as it often underpins your plans for the future. Tutors will encourage and guide you to work towards producing a professional standard portfolio of work and support your application for higher education. On average, about 70% of students progress to university or college. Alternatively, students have the opportunity to develop a range of transferable and entrepreneurial skills that opens up a number of employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Minimum age 16

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above

or a combination of equivalent qualifications (in subjects relevant to the course you are applying to)

or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design (Merit or above)

Interview and portfolio

Applicants will also be required to complete a short piece of written work

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hereford College of Arts directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
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