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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 D (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:

Rhianne Stubbs

Rhianne Stubbs

A Level Fine Art (Biology and English Literature)
Previous Institution: Priory School

Art at Shrewsbury Colleges Group is so expansive, it’s not just all about portraiture. Your ideas can be endless and the teachers allow you to explore all forms. I really enjoy A Level Art, it’s something I do at College and a hobby for me at home.

Megan Butler

Megan Butler

A Level Fine Art (Graphic Communication, Spanish)
Previous Institution: Bishop's Castle Community College

The A Level course is so much more in-depth than GCSE – which is great. I will be taking a gap year and travelling, then I would like to explore Interior Design as a career. My final pieces focused on architecture and windows using stencils and digital art. Digital art is something that I really appreciated learning about.

Amy Smith

Amy Smith

Printmaking Workshop

I have learnt many new techniques whilst on the printmaking course with Jay. We have been able to explore individual ideas with just the right amount of support and guidance in a relaxed and creative environment. I am excited to continue printing at home, having discovered a process I love.

Georgia Hudson

Georgia Hudson

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design
Previous Institution: 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 £44,000

  • Graphic designers

    Up to £32,000


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