To start on this course you need:
At least 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, preferably including English and maths, and evidence of your art/design work
a relevant Level 2 qualification, including English and maths requirements.
You will be asked to show a portfolio of your art or design work at interview.
If you do not have the above qualifications:
- Students with grade D/3 in GCSE English and an art or design subject may be able to start by doing a year on the Level 2 course instead, before applying to move on to this Level 3 course. Click here for Level 2 course.
- Students who do not have the above qualifications may be able to start by doing a year on the Level 1 course. Click here for Level 1 course.
If English is not your first language, please click here for IELTS requirements.
This course allows you to experience a broad range of disciplines,
- 3D Design
- Computer Based Art
The programme is delivered through practical studio based activity,
together with research into contemporary and historical design
practice. There is a focus on the development of analytical drawing
skills and transferable skill acquisition. During the second year of
Level 3, students begin to select areas of particular interest and are
encouraged to work with increasing independence of mind. The new
3D Design element can include designing and making items using
wood, metal, ceramics and plastics.
The programme is supported by cultural & historical lectures, museum
visits and study trips. This course will help you to fulfil your creative
potential in a friendly and supportive environment, whether you want
to go into employment or prepare for study at a higher level.
If you have less that grade C / 4 in GCSE English or Maths, you will also study that subject at college. More information
After 1 year at Level 3 you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design. This means you can progress to the Extended Diploma course (below).
After 2 years at Level 3 you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Extended Diploma in Art & Design. This is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This means you can apply for university level courses. Alternatively you could seek employment, where your options could include graphic design, animation, web design, fashion design, photography, interior design, painting, sculpture etc.
See UCAS tariff point values for these qualifications
Continuous assessment throughout
Funding & Financial Support
If you would like further information about this course or any other courses offered by Northbrook College please contact 0845 155 60 60