Level 3

Art and Design Practice


1 year


Rush Green


Sep 2021


Adult 19+


Art & design

This course will help you gain the skills and techniques necessary to pursue a career in the Creative Industries.

You'll develop skills and knowledge in the specialist area you chose after your first year.

You'll also gain valuable visual language skills through studying the work of artists and designers from the creative industries.

This course offers a great chance to work on real 'live' briefs within your selected area of interest.

Work placements give students industry knowledge and experience - and there's the chance to do these in cities such as Berlin and Barcelona!

Written, practical assessments and coursework.

4 GCSEs at 4+ (A-C) including English, OR Merit or above in an appropriate Level 2 qualification, with Level 2 Functional Skills Maths and English.

You will also need to provide a portfolio of work, as well as a reference.

You'll have opportunities to answer real 'live' project briefs within specialist areas of art and design as part of the course.

30 hours of work experience form part of the course, and work experience placements are arranged - some of them possibly in European cities!

Further study at Higher Education or progression onto employment, internship or apprenticeship.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.