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Art and Design

Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Art and Design

Full Time

Course Overview

Year One: Level 3 Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma in Art and Design
Year Two: Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Art and Design

This is an exciting two year course covering many different areas of Art and Design.

Course Content

During year one you will be introduced to a wide range of techniques and learn new processes throughout the different disciplines within art and design. You will complete 5 projects on the following: 

Drawing & Sculpture: Throughout this project you will be introduced to wide range of 3D and 2D techniques. We will encourage you to explore different ways of drawing including expressive mark making, technical drawing and digital techniques in a variety of sizes. You will learn about different 3D construction techniques and work with card, wire to create your own sculptures along with the opportunity to explore ceramics, glass and metalwork in using our 3D studios. 

Advertising & Photography: During this project you will use our DSLR cameras to extend your photography knowledge, looking at different photographic compositions and lighting techniques. You will use Photoshop to edit your images and also combine them with typography, explore graphic layouts, colour schemes and different applications for graphic design and advertising images. 

Illustration & Printmaking: You will work in our specialist print studio to learn a range of printmaking techniques for both fabric and paper including screen printing, lino, etching and heat press. Using printmaking alongside 2D techniques you have learnt throughout the year you will explore Illustration by designing characters or visuals for a variety of products. 

Fashion: In this project you will take existing clothing that you will adapt and manipulate using a range of textile construction and deconstruction techniques. You will learn how to design for different body shapes and purposes taking you ideas from initial designs and illustrations to completed garments. 

Final Major Project: In this project you will choose the discipline that you want to work in based on what you have done throughout the year. You will research artists and designers and techniques from your chosen area and produce a final piece that will be displayed in our end of year exhibition.  

You will design your second year of this course by selecting your own units and creating a course unique to you and your specialism such as photography, spatial design, graphics, sculpture, illustration, fine art, fashion or textiles. You will have your own studio space to work in during your second year. Alongside completing your chosen 9 units we will also support you with either your university applications or employment opportunities. 

As the Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-levels, you will be able to progress to university, an art foundation course or into employment. 

Entry Requirement

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths, or a relevant Level 2 qualification. 
  • A good portfolio of work to show.


There are no exams, all assessments are done via coursework.

Where does this course lead to

As the Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-levels, you will be able to progress to university, an art foundation course or into employment.

UCAS points for this course:
Year One:
D*D* (84)
D*D (78)
DD (72)
DM (60)
MM (48)
MP (36)
PP 24)
Year Two:
D*D*D* (168)
D*D*D (160)
D*DD (152)
DDD (144)
DDM (128)
DMM (112)
MMM (96)
MMP (80)
MPP (64)
PPP (48)

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Course Outline

Course Code: FF36
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 12/09/2022
Duration: 1 Year
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