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Art & Design Level 3 Extended Diploma at Heart of Worcestershire College

Course description

Do you have a keen eye for photography? Would you like to see your work in the Tate Modern? Do you have a passion for design? 

If so this could be the course for you. In today’s competitive work environment, artists and designers are required to be multi-skilled adaptable and self-motivated. Using specialist workshops, with a curriculum designed around you, we aim to provide the opportunity to develop specialist skills relating to a range of creative disciplines. This may include Fine Art (Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking, Photography), 3D design (Interior Design and Product Design), and Graphics (Information Design).

We recognise that expressing your interest in the visual world will take many forms and we offer learning opportunities for those who wish to create work both traditionally and digitally. Students will be able to customise their own pathway by selecting from a full range of specialist units and assignments.

Entry requirements

Five or more GCSEs at grade C or above with a grade A to C in English Language and a preferred grade A to C in maths.

Level 2 Diploma in Art, Design or Media at merit or distinction level, with a Functional Skill in English at Level 2. 

You will also be asked to attend an interview with a portfolio of art, design and media work and complete a simple pre-interview project.

Assessment

Each assignment will contain course units which are assessed at the end of each project and awarded grades of pass, merit or distinction. There are no external exams to take for this art and design qualification and all of the course units are assessed by your teachers. Pass, merit and distinction unit grades have numerical points and these are added together to determine your final qualification grade.

Future opportunities

Students who successfully complete this course can progress onto the Foundation Degree in Art & Design. Alternatively you may want to progress into creative arts based careers such as studio assistants and retail work in the areas of print and reprographics, arts, crafts, photography, textiles and garment making etc.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 September 2016

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    • Spires Theatre

      Always dreamed of being on stage? Look no further, our Performing Arts department boasts a professionally equipped theatre in St. Andrews' building with a state-of-the-art computerised lighting system, sound systems and multiple stages and seating positioning, giving you a platform to showcase your talent. As a Performing Arts student you will have the chance to participate in a variety of productions throughout the year. 

      The View

      Feeling peckish? The View is a place for you to grab a coffee, stop for a light snack or sit down for a full meal. It boasts a vast and ever-changing menu of freshly prepared snacks, meals, soups and cakes made by our Chefs and catering students. Looking out over the River Severn, The View is the place in college to meet friends over coffee, relax with a book over cake, or sit down for some enjoyable, wholesome, home-cooked food without any of the effort of cooking or preparing it yourself.

      Starbucks

      Make time for a milky latte and visit our Starbucks counter in The View. We have the only one in Worcester City Centre! So come sit back, warm up and relax with a cappuccino, or even grab a berry frappe to go!

      Nursery

      Our nurseries provide a happy, secure and stimulating place where learning through play is purposeful and fun! Our bright and spacious nurseries offer a wide range of flexible childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years old. The nurseries are recognised as 'outstanding' by Ofsted who also praised the training received by staff, and the atmosphere that the children enjoy.

      St Dunstan's

      St Dunstan's is a state-of-the-art building dedicated to our creative arts and hair and beauty provision in Worcester. Short-listed for the prestigious AJ Retrofit Awards, this modern building is home to our hair and beauty salon, art and design studios and coffee shop making it the perfect place for students to explore their creative side. Our hair and beauty salon, Fountains is open to members of the public.