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Art & Design (Extended) Diploma Level 3

Practical Vs Theory

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Course overview

Gain a career in the cre­ative indus­try with this attrac­tive alter­na­tive to A Lev­els. Deep­en your knowl­edge of art and design and exper­i­ment with a range of spe­cialisms. You will explore visu­al lan­guage, research skills, pro­jec pro­pos­al and real­i­sa­tion, and build your crit­i­cal and con­tex­tu­al aware­ness through live projects. You will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to take part in week­ly life draw­ing class­es to devel­op your obser­va­tion­al, fig­u­ra­tive and mixed media skills- skills high­ly sought after by pres­ti­gious art universities.

 

What Does The Pro­gramme Include

Through­out this course you will devel­op and apply a broad range of trans­fer­able skills, so you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Ini­tia­tive
  • Inde­pen­dent inquiry
  • Cre­ative thinking
  • Reflec­tive learning
  • Team work­ing
  • Self-man­age­ment
  • Effec­tive participation
  • Prob­lem solving
  • Com­mu­ni­ca­tion

Our spe­cial­ist lec­tur­ers deliv­er reg­u­lar rotat­ing work­shops cov­er­ing a wide range of top­ics to ensure you gain a vari­ety of skills to apply to your projects. 

Although no for­mal work expe­ri­ence is required you are encour­aged to take up oppor­tu­ni­ties to devel­op your pro­fes­sion­al knowl­edge through place­ments, com­pe­ti­tions and com­mu­ni­cat­ing with prac­ti­tion­ers in the field. You will also have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to respond to a live brief and exhib­it at Stam­ford Arts Centre.

Entry Require­ments

5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above includ­ing Eng­lish and prefer­ably maths, and an arts-based sub­ject at grade 6/B or above. 

Alter­na­tive­ly a Mer­it in a rel­e­vant Lev­el 2 Diplo­ma, and a GCSE grade 4/C or a pass for func­tion­al skills Lev­el 2 Eng­lish. You will also need to bring a port­fo­lio of art­work to your inter­view to demon­strate your artis­tic strengths. A Mer­it in your first year is required to enter the sec­ond year Extend­ed Diploma. 

Need to re-sit? No prob­lem. If you don’t achieve a Grade 4/C in GCSE maths or Eng­lish, you’ll resit the exams with us and we’ll help you prepare.

Wor­ried about your grades?

What­ev­er your results, we want to assure you that exten­u­at­ing cir­cum­stances will be con­sid­ered should you not have the grades indi­cat­ed above. 

We will review each appli­ca­tion on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suit­able for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effec­tive 6 weeks to suc­cess pro­gramme’ that oper­ates from the first day you start your course. This includes sup­port such as (but not lim­it­ed to):

  • Allow­ing you to change cours­es if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard
  • Incor­po­rat­ing Eng­lish and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well

Our course enquiries and admis­sions team are avail­able remote­ly through­out this unprece­dent­ed peri­od. They can be con­tact­ed at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any fur­ther questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

Asss­es­ment is com­plet­ed through a port­fo­lio of evi­dence which will be inter­nal­ly assessed. You can utilise your port­fo­lio to take to Uni­ver­si­ty or job inter­views to show­case your abilities.

Addi­tion­al Information

There is an annu­al £60 stu­dio fee for this course payable in Sep­tem­ber which ensures that you have access to the appro­pri­ate mate­ri­als. You will also be expect­ed to pro­vide var­i­ous mate­ri­als nec­es­sary for the suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of course­work includ­ing sketch books, mount board etc.

Poten­tial Future Career

For­mer stu­dents have pro­gressed on to some of the top cre­ative Uni­ver­si­ties int he coun­try includ­ing Savan­nah Col­lege of Art and Design, Chelsea Col­lege of Art and Design and Cen­tral Saint Mar­tins. You could progress to study a degree in Art, Design, Fash­ion or Pho­tog­ra­phy at Uni­ver­si­ty, the Foun­da­tion Degrees in either Graph­ic Design or Cre­ative and Edi­to­r­i­al Pho­tog­ra­phy at Uni­ver­si­ty Cen­tre Stam­ford, or the Foun­da­tion Diplo­ma in Art and Design.

Course Con­tent

In Year 1 you will study a range of units including:

Unit 01: The Cre­ative Process

In this unit, you will devel­op an in-depth under­stand­ing of the cre­ative process as a cre­ative tool used and adapt­ed by pro­fes­sion­als across a full spec­trum of cre­ative practices. 

Unit 02: Devel­op­ing Cre­ative Practice

This unit requires you to gain knowl­edge of a range of 2D, 3D and 4D cre­ative prac­tices and explore and use mate­ri­als, meth­ods, tech­niques and process­es in a safe and pro­fes­sion­al manner. 

Unit 03: Respond­ing to a set Brief

You will learn how to man­age and ful­fil the expec­ta­tions of an excit­ing and indus­try rel­e­vant project brief.

Year 2 mod­ules include:

Unit 04: Research­ing a Spe­cial­ist Indus­try Practice

Unit 05: Spe­cial­ist Tech­ni­cal skills Development

Unit 06: Spe­cial­ist Cre­ative Outcome

 

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