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Art and Design

Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Art and Design

Full Time

Course Overview

This two year course comprises a number of core units that will allow learners to explore a range of art and design disciplines. 

Entrants will enjoy access to well-equipped studios with professional machinery and materials. The course is carefully structured to enable you to achieve your potential, culminating in a final major project as part of your progression to Higher Education or employment.

It is equivalent to 3 full A levels, 18 units need to be completed to achieve a full diploma.

Course Content

During Year 1  learners will be introduced to a wide range of techniques and learn new processes, including observational drawing, black & white darkroom photography, film processing and printing, printmaking, ceramics, screen-printing, CAD & digital exploration, 3D processes (wood, metals, plastics and glass, mould making and laser cutting). Additional workshops will take place throughout the year in specialist areas.

In year 2 students will direct their studies towards a more individualised programme that will help to build a more focussed portfolio for university application or employment.

Learners are expected to study for an additional 10-15 hours outside of timetabled hours.

Entry Requirement

5 GCSEs at grade C (or 4) and above or equivalent including English and a related art subject or First Diploma in Art and Design (Merit).


Continuous assessment takes place throughout the course through assignments based upon current art and design practice.  All work is produced through coursework and projects and there are no exams.

The course uses practical activities to assess coursework, including peer review, self assessment, presentations, practical activities and exhibitions.

Where does this course lead to

This course is a recognised route into employment and predominantly Higher Education including BA Honours and Foundation Degree programmes.

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Course Outline

Course Code: FF36
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 05/09/2018
Duration: 1 Year
Learner Loan L3E
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