Art and Design Level 3 Diploma at New College Durham
You will explore units such as design methods, fashion visualisation, multi-disciplinary work, illusion techniques, photography, developing and realising fine art ideas with contextual studies and painting and Mac skills.
Year 2 is more specialised and you choose from two pathways - Fine Art or Design.
The courses have specialist units, which enable you to study particular areas in depth. These units can include activities such as historical and contextual understanding, working with a wide range of techniques and processes to develop ideas and concepts for visual communication.
Further units may integrate assignments related to:
- Design Methods
- Professional Practice
- Computers in Art & Design
- Specialist Contextual Investigation
- Print Making
- Fashion Visualisation
- Exploring Textiles/Surface Pattern
- 3D Design
- Developing and Realising Fine Art Ideas/Presenting Fine Art Work
A minimum of four GCSEs at grade C or above, ideally including English and Maths but not essential (or an equivalent related qualification). Alternatively a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in a related subject (Merit or above). Also a portfolio of artwork.
The assessment of all work on the programme is a continuous process. All units are assessed and graded, and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.
The qualifications are valued by Universities and Colleges. The range of Higher Education courses include studies in:
- Entertainment Crafts/Costume Design
- Fashion Marketing, Communication and Fashion Design
- Fine Art
- Textiles/Surface Pattern
- Interior Design
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Durham directly.