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Level 3 Art and Design at Rotherham College

Course description

Dream of producing contemporary art that captures the world’s imagination?

Have a creative flare to produce glamorous gowns, amazing apparel or fascinating fashions?

Can you convey real-life clients’ ideas into memorable designs?

Then studying Arts at Rotherham College will prepare you for a career in art and design, fashion or graphic design. Art and design students will use a variety of materials and skills, developing a portfolio of work, culminating in an exhibition that will give you the opportunity to showcase your designs in a professional setting.

Fashion students will build the skills needed to become a clothing designer, a fashion buyer for a leading retailer, or go on to further study. The specialised workshops replicate those out in the industry and you’ll have the opportunity to see your work/designs on the catwalk at the end of year fashion shows.

Graphic design students will create a portfolio of work to build confidence and creative ability.

You’ll work on real projects and compete in competitions. Previous students have worked with companies such as Howells Solicitors, No 26 Makers Emporium and Human Studio.

Course content

The Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design is a two year course designed to build on your knowledge and skills in art and design and introduce you to the extensive range of creative disciplines available to you.

The first year will provide an opportunity to experiment with all the disciplines and learn new skills that will inform your independent practice. The second year will encourage you to specialise in a particular discipline. You will leave the course with the confidence, skills and independent approach required to work within the creative industries.

What will I study?

•Explore a wide range of disciplines within art and design including fine art, graphic design/illustration, fashion and textiles, photography and 3D design

•Explore the principles of design and fundamental theories to help you contextualise your work

•Explore the skills required to specialise in a particular area of art and design practice

•Receive support with your UCAS application including portfolio-building sessions, interview preparation, personal statement writing and a visit to the Art and Design UCAS Fair

•Take part in educational visits including a second year residential to a major European city and galleries throughout the UK

What added value will I receive?

•Throughout the academic year,there will be master classes, educational visits and exciting opportunities for you to work on live briefs

•You will receive support and guidance from tutors with expert knowledge of the creative industries, who are practitioners, and have a good understanding of business practice

•Resources and studios within the Visual Arts facilities are to an excellent standard giving you the opportunity to develop your skills to reach your full potential

•Assignment briefs will challenge and encourage you to develop your specialist skills in order to progress to work as a practitioner, to work within the creative industries, or onto further study

•You will work with local employers and agencies, such as No26 Makers Emporium to gain a good understanding of the industry

Entry requirements

Four GCSE’S at grade C or above including English and either Art, CDT, Textiles or GraphicsOr a vocational qualification such as BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Merit grade or above


  • Practical and written projects
  • Regular tutor feedback
  • Portfolio assessment

Financial information

16-18 year olds do not need to pay course fees. Depending on your circumstances you may not need to pay fees. Contact the Enquiries on the details below for advice and guidance on:

T: 01709 722777


Future opportunities

Following this qualification you could enter into employment or choose to study a Higher Education course including the Foundation Degree in Graphic Design.

Further information

For more details please contact the Enquiry Team on:

T: 01709 722777 


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 November 2016
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