This two year course will help you to discover your talents, interests and strengths in a wide range of disciplines. It provides the art and design building blocks needed to help you specialise in fashion, graphic design, textiles/surface pattern design, 3D design or fine art, whilst encouraging diverse specialisms including photography, film, animation and computer based design.
For committed students the course is an attractive alternative to A-levels and our students’ breadth of experience and portfolios leads them to progress onto a range of prestigious, highly competitive degree courses across the country including those at Leeds Arts University. Some students elect to go directly into employment.
This course provides the vital bridge between school and university, helping you to become an independent thinker and practitioner.
Different pathways exist within each discipline:
You could specialise in fashion design, costume design, fashion styling promotion, textile design, design craft or surface-pattern design.
This covers painting, sculpture, photography, film and illustration.
Includes typography, web design, video, illustration, animation, advertising, editorial design and photography.
Includes product design, spatial design, interior design, architecture, design craft and theatre design.
The Extended Diploma in Art & Design has been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick, the industry quality mark, following a rigorous assessment process by experts working in the Creative Industries. The Creative Skillset Tick is awarded to practice-based courses which best prepare students for a career in the industry. www.creativeskillset.org/pickthetick