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Extended Diploma in Fine Art and Sculpture (University of the Arts London) - Level 3 at South Thames College

Course description

This is your chance to get involved in live briefs and competitions and begin to market yourself in the artistic industries. We'll help you build your portfolio for further study or work. Studying fine art and sculpture will help you develop a variety of experimental and traditional material to make statements about yourself and the world around you. You'll get a broad understanding of the subjects through techniques and processes to include portraiture, scenery painting for film and theatre as well as sculptural modelling for forensic and medical research.

Course content

You'll present your work for commission, public art spaces, competition, scholarships and exhibition. At the end of the course you'll have a professional portfolio of digital and traditional disciplines to present for further study or work.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs grades A*-C with English at A*-D; OR a relevant Level 2 qualification at least at merit plus English assessed by us to be at an appropriate level. You must also show a portfolio of your art and design work at interview, which could include sketchbooks, drawings and samples. If you don't have this, the interview panel will give you tasks to complete for interview.


Continuous assessment and coursework, including exhibitions.

Future opportunities

As part of this course, you're eligible to apply to University of the Arts London through our progression agreement with them. This helps you with feedback on your portfolio and interview preparation. You can also progress to the HNC in Graphic Design here at South Thames College or to an art and design degree at university or art college. You can also look for related work in a range of art, craft and design specialisms.

Further information

You'll buy an art kit and this provides a variety of resources worth more than the cost - payment is assessed on your circumstances.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 December 2015
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