The Level 3 Applied General Diploma in Art and Design is a two-year course
designed to build on your knowledge and skills in art and design and introduce
you to the extensive range of creative disciplines available to you.
This practical, hands-on course encourages creative thinking and problem
solving through the application of art and design skills, knowledge and
technical understanding. You will develop critical and contextual awareness of
different perspectives and approaches within art and design.
The first year will provide an opportunity to experiment with a range of
disciplines within art and design including fine art, illustration, animation,
textiles, 3D design and digital art. Learn creative and technical skills that
will develop your understanding and application of visual language.
The second year will encourage you to specialise in a particular discipline
and to further develop your skills and knowledge in this area, building a
dynamic yet focused portfolio of art and design work.
You will work on a range of exciting and varied projects individually and as
part of a team. These projects will include personal projects, work experience
and live briefs for external clients. You will produce work to be exhibited at
an end of year exhibition and will be encouraged to enter your work into
Our team of specialist practitioners will support you in your development as
artists by providing you with a foundation of technical, creative and academic
knowledge to progress successfully into higher education in a creative subject
or gain employment in the creative industries.
You will develop a range of skills including:
- Explore a wide range of disciplines within art and design including fine
art, illustration, animation, textiles, digital design and 3D design.
- Investigate a wide range of skills and processes within art and design
including, drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, model-making,
digital art, screen printing and laser-cutting.
- Explore the principles and fundamental theories of art and design.
- Explore the skills required to specialise in a particular area of art and
- Learn industry standard software including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
- Develop a creative and focused portfolio for progression into Higher
Education or work in the creative industries.