Art and Design Level 3 Extended Diploma at Banbury and Bicester College
Developed by experts from institutions across England and University of the Arts London (UAL), this programme develops the knowledge, skills
and understanding needed to progress to degree-level study in art and design, or into employment.
It has been designed to create conditions where an interest in the visual arts can be explored and developed and creativity tested.
The programme is characterised by experimental and experiential learning, relying on the application of manual skills while valuing the accidental and disruptive results that can occur.
The qualification is accredited by the highly-regarded University of the Arts London (UAL). Among the benefits, students have the opportunity to have their work shortlisted to appear at the annual UAL awarding body exhibition at Chelsea College of Art.
You study units of work over the two years:
• introduction to visual language in art and design
• introduction to research skills in art and design
• introduction to critical and contextual awareness in art and design
• introduction to materials, processes and technical skills
• an integrated approach to 2D problem solving
• an integrated approach to 3D problem solving
• an integrated approach to time-based problem solving
• developing an Art and Design project
• art and design characteristics and context
• preparation for progression in art and design
• engaging with an audience in art and design
• art and Design proposal and realisation
In addition you will develop your English and maths skills as well as your entrepreneurial skills through live projects and enterprise activities.
5 or more GCSEs grade A*-C, preferably including English language and maths, or a national award in art and design, or first diploma in
art and design at merit or above, plus GCSE grade C or above or Functional Skills at Level 2 in English and maths
Your offer is also subject to a successful interview when we will expect to see a portfolio of art, design or craft work
All students have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.
On successful completion you will have the skills, knowledge and a portfolio of work to enable you to progress to university, or begin your career in the creative industries. Our students have gone on to study creative programmes at leading arts institutions across the UK, and have forged successful careers in product design, architecture, photography, fashion, film, graphics, textiles and the visual arts.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Banbury and Bicester College directly.