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Art and Design

Level 3 Cambridge Extended Diploma in Art and Design

Full Time

Course Overview

During this two-year course you will explore a range of art and design techniques as part of a number of core units and then choose to specialise as the course progresses towards more specialist art and design based disciplines.

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

You will need five GCSEs A*/9 to C/4 including English and maths, or a relevant Level 2 qualification. You must also have a good portfolio of work to show at the interview.


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

As the course is equivalent to three A-levels, you will be able to progress to university, an Art Foundation course or into employment.

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Course Outline

Course Code: FF36
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 10/09/2018
Duration: 1 Year
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