This course is still open to applications for 2020 entry. Click here to apply.
This two-year course is an attractive alternative to A-levels, and provides a transformative bridge between school and university. It offers students who have an interest in the visual arts the chance to explore and develop their creativity within a specialist, stimulating and supportive environment, with access to specialist staff and workshops.
The course has been designed to provide the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to help you to discover your talents and strengths in a wide range of visual disciplines, you will specialise in
one of four pathways: Fashion & Textiles, Fine Art, Graphic Communication and 3D Design.
A number of different disciplines are considered within each pathway, for example: in Fashion & textiles you could focus on fashion or costume design, fashion branding or textile design. Fine Art can include painting, printmaking, sculpture and installation. Graphic Communication can include graphic design, comic and concept art, illustration, animation, creative advertising, photography and filmmaking. 3D Design can include product design, interior design, theatre design, design crafts and architecture.
You will also develop important employability and communication skills, and be guided as to the career opportunities within the creative industries. Students benefit from an enrichment program of visiting professionals, competitions, live/simulated briefs and the opportunity to participate in exhibitions. Upon successful completion of all units at the end of the course a final grade will be awarded which is the equivalent of three A-levels.
This course is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based industries, and carries the ScreenSkills quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.