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Applied Arts Level 3 at North Kent College

Course description

The course meets the needs of aspiring artists and designers wishing to acquire hand-making skills specific to a career pathway as textiles, illustration, Jewellery design, surface decoration, printmaking, book making, ceramics and 3D design craft. You will also be introduced to elements of Fine Art such as Oil or Acrylic painting, sculpture and conceptual awareness. Underpinning the course is drawing, use of colour, exploration of materials, techniques and processes, and a wide cultural and contextual awareness. Visual recording using specialist and found materials is an essential element and members are expected to take full advantage of their freedom in order to bring something original to their portfolio.

Entry requirements

4 GCSE's A*-C incl English and Maths (Grade 9-4)
Interview, Portfolio and Drawing task

Formal academic requirements may be waived for mature applicants but Portfolio and Interview still apply.


Portfolio of practical work
Project proposal and final major project

Financial information

Tuition Fees:
16-18 - free
19+ Advanced Learning Loan - £4300

Exam and Registration Fees (payable by all aged 19 and over): £170

Other Costs (payable by all students): £150 Annual Company Contribution 

This course may also attract additional costs, for example, kit, uniform or books, that all students will be required to pay. Please contact the College for further details.

Future opportunities

Our students progress onto some of the leading universities such as UAL, Goldsmiths, Bournemouth, Brighton and Glasgow

Further information

Please contact the College

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: 05 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: A4D104Q
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  • Number of planned places: 27