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Art & Design (Photography, Fashion & Graphics)

Art & Design (Photography, Fashion & Graphics)

Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Campus English Bridge Campus
Start date September 2020
Course code FLR2AND (2021)
  • Who is it for?

    This is an exciting and varied programme and provides a nationally recognised qualification designed to equip individuals with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in the field of Art and Design. After completion of the course students would normally progress onto a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design, Fashion or Multimedia, some students may seek employment.

  • Entry Requirements

    You need a minimum of two GCSEs at Grade 3 or above, preferably including Art or English.


  • What does the course involve?

    You will study a series of exciting projects to explore a wide range of materials and methods to help you find your strengths in art & design practice. The course includes drawing, painting, illustration, graphics, three dimensional design, print making, textiles, art & design history and ceramics. You will be encouraged to specialise more in your chosen subject as the course progresses. This is an excellent programme to help you choose the right specialism within art & design for you.

  • How much does it cost?

    Students have to provide their own materials and a contribution towards educational visits may be requested.

  • Additional Notes

    You will gain a portfolio of work from a wide range of specialist areas which will equip you for entry to a Level 3 Extended Diploma course and help pave the way for a future career as a professional artist or designer. The lecturing staff are encouraging and supportive on this very lively and enjoyable course.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email:

Stella Wharton

Stella Wharton

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design
Previous school: Bishop's Castle Community College

 I was originally applying for A Levels but thought it would be better to just do a solely Art focused course. I love the range of topics we cover in Level 3, we approach art in so many different ways – it broadens our knowledge. It is a friendly environment to work in and the teachers are open-minded and help with inspiration and developing your ideas. I am going to the University of Brighton to study 3D Design & Craft and would eventually like to work in 3D design and education.

Abigail Warham

Abigail Warham

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Photography 
Previous school: Llanfylin High School

 My Mum is an Illustrator and my love of photography began when taking photos for her. This course is brilliant with amazing equipment and the freedom to be creative. The College is also in a great location– being so close to town is helpful for all our photo shoots. We get the opportunity to go on loads of gallery trips, which are so educational and inspirational. My work has actually been in Wolverhampton Gallery after a teacher put it forward. I will be going to UWE Bristol to study Photography in 2020, but next year I will be travelling around India with my camera. I would love to eventually work in documentary or fashion photography.

Georgia Hudson

Georgia Hudson

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design
Previous school: Priory School

Art is the subject that I felt most passionate about and I wanted to study it as a vocational course because I felt A Levels were not for me. I work on art whenever I can, at College and at home. I especially love working with charcoal and I was given the freedom to use this medium often. 

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Career Options

  • Arts officers, producers and directors

    Up to £43,000

  • Graphic designers

    Up to £33,000


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