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Art & Design Level 3 Extended Diploma at Furness College

Course description

Develop your creative skills through the use of ICT and digital photography, stop motion animation, animation, 2 and 3D modelling and graphical design as well as more traditional techniques, such as drawing and painting.

Course content

Units studied include: visual recording in art & design, ideas & concepts in art & design, materials, techniques and processes in art & design, communication through art & design, collaborative working in art & design, design methods in art & design, specialist illustration using computer applications, digital image capture & editing, stop motion animation production, contextual influences in art & design, application, exploration and realisation, promoting art & design work, mixed media image making, drawing concept art for computer games, drawing from observation, 3D design media, techniques & technology and film & video editing techniques.

Every full-time course will include a real experience of work. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your skills by undertaking real briefs for local organisations. Recent partners include the National Trust, Barrow Council, Art Gene and other local community organisations and businesses.

Maths and English form part of this qualification and will be assessed at the relevant levels.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C or above, (including English) or other equivalent qualifications. You will need to show a portfolio of completed artwork at interview.


Portfolio assessment within college at student review sessions and external moderation of studio examined unit.

Financial information

£50 per year to cover materials - paper, photo, textiles, paint, sculpture materials, visits. 

Future opportunities

Students can progress to employment and/or continue their study in the same or related vocational area within higher education such as the BTEC Level 4 HNC & Level 5 HND in Art & Design at Furness College. Progression is based on aptitude and a successful interview.

Further information

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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 March 2016
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