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Art and Design Level 3 Extended Diploma at Chichester College

Course description

This exciting course offers a range of art and design topics. It will allow you to develop your practical and intellectual skills in preparation for higher education or work. We have a great range of specialist studios and equipment essential for your creative education. We also have strong links with local art galleries and Universities and we frequently run high-profile, live projects to support your learning and progression. We also residential trips abroad and visit shows and exhibitions

Course content

In year 1 you will be taught all the fundamental and traditional fine art practices such as painting, printmaking, drawing and design alongside specialist fields such as surface design, textiles, interior design, 3D design and photography. you will build on your existing skills through workshops where you can experiment and develop your own ideas. There will also be opportunities to gain experience as an artist or designer, working on live projects for real clients. These projects are often run as competitions with prizes and recognition. In year 2 you will have projects and themes which allow you the time and freedom to explore, develop and experiment with your own ideas and techniques. You will be able to follow an art or design pathway that meets your progression needs. Throughout your course you will have many opportunities for off-site visits and travel abroad. At the end of the year you will be able to display your work at the Summer Exhibition which is open to the public. 

There are no exams, instead the course is delivered in the form of nine projects in year one and four projects in year 2, culminating in an end of year show. A range of techniques and processes are explored in a number of final creative solutions. 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are 5 GCSEs, grade C or above including English, at least one of which should be in a creative subject and grade A-D in maths. Alternatively, you may have a full Level 2 qualification at Double Merit grade with literacy and numeracy at an appropriate level 2 or a full Level 2 NVQ.



Each assignment is assessed to a pass, merit or distinction grade, which all carry a certain number of UCAS points.                                        


Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website.
There are also trip fees of about £45 per year.


Future opportunities

Most of our students progress onto university to study specialist creative
subjects, or to the UAL Art Foundation Course at the college.
Alternatively you could enter into a higher apprenticeship or a career in
the creative sector.

Further information

We have several large art studios, a fashion studio and workshop, print
room, photography and graphic studio and a well equiped 3D
workshop. We have a wide variety of materials and equipment available for
you to use. You will also have open access to the IT suite and a
stimulating reference library.
You will need your own art kit and have a lockable, lightweight tool box
for storage. A full list will issued when you are accepted onto the course.
Please contact Maria Smith, Course Leader, for any other information 01243 786321 ex 2289


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 April 2016
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    • Chichester is our main campus; right in the heart of the city, with lovely views of the Cathedral, across beautiful areas of parkland. Although relatively small, Chichester still has all the entertainment facilities you’d expect from much larger cities, such as cinemas, a leisure/sports centre, swimming pool, golf courses, a bowling alley, sports clubs, galle