This fast paced, dynamic and bespoke programme of study offers you the opportunity to explore, experience and develop your Art & Design potential through creative activities. Incorporated into all programmes’ of study are Drawing, Visual Studies supported by a Contextual Studies programme and a wide range of practical specialist workshops, taught by specialist practitioners, is offered to meet the requirements of each individual student. All of these aspects are continuously assessed throughout the course and supported by a structured and enriching Tutorial and PSE programme that supports building of employability skills through seminars and work experience activities.
This study programme provides you with the skills to either seek employment or progress to Higher Education; GCSE qualifications are available alongside the main programme where required.An ideal applicant is an energetic, committed, enthusiastic and creative individual with aspirations of a career in the creative industries. The course is graded Pass, Merit and Distinction.
Successful completion of a Level 3 114 Credit Diploma in Art & Design or 3 AS Levels combined with 4 GCSEs at grade C (must include C English Language). All students who have not achieved a grade C or above in GCSE English or maths or both will need to study an English and/or Maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.
This study programme has fantastic progression rates to internationally recognised universities that excel in producing specialists in the Art and Design field. For those that do not wish to progress to university there are opportunities to engage and gain experience with employers in the related industries. In order to support your progression you will receive helpful career advice and information about the industry from your specialist tutors and guest speakers. You also have the chance to experience art and design in different cultures and visit exciting cities to knowledge and inspire with one of our international trips to destinations such as New York, Amsterdam and Barcelona.
Students who complete this course may go on to Higher Education (with significant UCAS points).
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2016
For all students aged 19+ fees are £3162. Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learner Loans can be found at www.suffolk.ac.uk/courses/tuition-fees
There is a £90 trips and materials payment to cover the cost of our national trips programme and specialist workshop materials. There is a chance to go on international trips to New York, Amsterdam and Barcelona for which there is an additional cost.
"I thought it was a brave move to leave A Levels after the first year and study for an Extended Diploma in Art & Design, but it was the best decision I could have made. I have loved every minute at college and now I am studying Fashion at Central St Martins."