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Art and Design Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3 at New College Stamford

Course description

Gain a career in the creative industry with this attractive alternative to A Levels. Deepen your knowledge of Art and Design and experiment with a range of specialisms. You will explore visual language, research skills, project proposal and realisation and build your critical and contextual awareness through a series of live projects. You will have the opportunity to take part in weekly life drawing classes to develop your observational, figurative and mixed media skills.At Level 3 you will have the opportunity to visit New York on a 5 day residential as well as regular project related trips throughout the year. You will meet various industry professionals to inspire your artistic development including photographers, fashion designers, illustrators and past students currently working in the art industry.This course is 100% coursework based.Awarded by UAL (University of the Arts London) – A top 5 university in the world for Art and Design courses and Europe’s largest specialist university of Art and Design.

Course content

Throughout this course you will develop and apply a broad range of transferable skills. You will be able to demonstrate:InitiativeIndependent inquiryCreative thinkingReflective learningTeam workingSelf-managementEffective participationProblem solvingCommunicationOurspecialist lecturers deliverregular rotating workshops covering a wide range of topics to ensure you gain a variety of skills to apply to your projects. Although no formal work experience is required you are encouraged to take up opportunities to develop your professional knowledge through placements, competitions and communicating with practictioners in the field. You will also have the opportunity to respond to a live brief and exhibit at Stamford Arts Centre.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades C or above, including an arts based subject at grade B or above, end English preferably maths at grades C/4 or above, or a Merit in a relevant Level 2 Diploma. A Merit in your first year is required to enter the second year Extended Diploma.


Asssesment is completed through a portfolio of evidence which will be internally assessed. You can utilise your porfolio to take to University or job interviews to showcase your abilities.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you can progress on the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design or Foundation Degrees in Graphic Design and Creative and Editiorial Photography at New College Stamford or other creative degrees at University. You could also progress to careers in the Creative Arts industry such as a Self- employed Artist, Art Worker, Art Directors, Art Therapist, Teacher, Advertising Consultant.

Further information

You will require an initial art pack costing £40 in September.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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