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Art and Design (Fine Art) Level 3 Extended Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

You will study a comprehensive range of different art, design and multimedia techniques and disciplines.

Completing this course will give you a UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Fine Art).

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Course content

  • drawing from observation
  • generating fine art ideas
  • fine art principles
  • developing and realising fine art ideas
  • multi-disciplinary work in fine art
  • painting in fine art
  • printmaking
  • sculpture
  • public art
  • presenting fine art work
  • maths and English

Entry requirements

  • four GCSEs at grade four/grade C or above, including maths, English and an art-related subject, or
  • Art and Design Level 2 Extended Certificate plus maths and English at grade four/grade C or above, or equivalent
  • you will be asked to provide evidence of your ability in the subject which could be in the form of a portfolio
  • successful attendance at interview event


Your work will be assessed through a mixture of practical tasks and supporting written material. Your progress will be supported by regular ongoing feedback throughout the course.

Financial information

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Future opportunities

  • Art and Design Level 4 Foundation Diploma
  • higher education at university or college, including our BA (Hons) Fine Art at University Centre Southend

Further information

To enhance your education an enrichment program that may include cultural trips both nationally and internationally will be embedded into the course. You will experience working on live projects and towards the end of your course you will be contributing towards a final major exhibition hosted by the college.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 November 2018
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