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Art and design - Foundation Extended NQF Diploma in Art and Design level 3 at Kirklees College, Dewsbury Centre

Course description

This course (equivalent to 3 A-Levels) has been designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to degree level study in the creative industries, into further education and training or into employment.

If you have an interest in the visual arts, this course provides an opportunity to explore, develop and test your creativity.

Course content

Develop practical skills in both traditional and contemporary media including painting and drawing, photography, 3D, textiles, printmaking, graphics, fashion and fine art as well as in the use and application of both new and existing technology.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs with the following grades: English 4 and maths at 3 or above, and 3 other GCSEs grade 4 or above ideally to include an art and design subject and art portfolio.

You will need a strong portfolio of art and design work that shows your enthusiasm for the subject.


• Written assignments

• Presentations

• Portfolio

• Sketchbooks

• Critical reviews and evaluations

Future opportunities

Further study e.g. Art and Design BTEC Foundation Diploma, HNC Art Practice, employment or Apprenticeship.

Further information
01484 437070

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years