Art and Design Level 3
Develop the skills required for a career in the creative industry with this intensive and challenging two-year programme. The first year develops skills in a range of practical and digital art and design subjects, which enable students to select areas to specialise in during the second year.
“I chose Newbury College because it has a healthy environment in which I can enjoy creative freedom.”
“My time at college has been really positive. I’ve been able to focus solely on one subject that I really enjoy and I’m progressing onto university with an unconditional offer at the university of my choice.”
Art and Design
“I would recommend Newbury College as I have had so much support. I have enjoyed developing my skills in spray painting and printmaking techniques.”
“I chose to study at Newbury College because it was conveniently close. I also loved the course choices, such a huge range, it was very difficult for me to decide what would be best. I had a lot of support to help me choose what course would be best for my future. I have enjoyed the confidence that I have gained from my course and I am very thankful for everything the college has done for me.”
The units covered include design ideas including visual recording, contextual influences, communication, exploration, and realisation and design methods.
Topics covered may include the following:
- Drawing and Painting
- 3D Design,
- Digital Illustration
- Graphic Design
- Art History
Learning will be supported by cultural visits, guest lecturers and research sessions.
Students also complete a skills project which builds confidence and employability skills, as well as covering subjects such as equality and safeguarding.
Students need to have five GCSE passes at grade 4 or above, preferably to include Maths and English, or equivalent qualification at merit grade, and Functional Skills Maths and English, preferably at Level 1.
Students should have a portfolio of work to show at interview. This is usually made up of GCSE or Level 2 coursework but can be work produced independently also.
BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Art and Design BTEC National Extended Diploma in Art and Design
Successful learners may progress on to higher education courses such as Art and Design(Graphic Design). Alternatively learners may enter employment or become self employed.
Students are assessed through a combination of assignments, practical work, projects and controlled assessments set by the awarding body.
Students produce a portfolio of work which is assessed against the grading criteria for the units.
Assignments set have an agreed hand-in date that will need to be met in order to meet the awarding body guidelines.
In addition to portfolio work, some units may also include externally marked assessment material, sat under controlled conditions.
Homework will be set in class and/or via Moodle, Newbury College's online learning platform. Students are expected to allocate approximately six hours a week on research and homework outside of normal class time in order to build up knowledge, confidence and successfully complete the programme. This may be completed at home or in the Learning Resource Centre.
During the course learners will be expected to complete some work experience. This helps learners understand the types of roles available in industry and the skills required to gain employment in the sector.
Fees and Additional Costs
At times students will be offered the opportunity to visit exhibitions and shows and these may require learners to pay entrance fees and coach costs. Students may also benefit from purchasing text books, the details of these books will be discussed during induction when the latest edition of books will be recommended. Students may also have the opportunity to take part in an overseas educational visit which could cost around £400.
14 - 18 year olds
In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.
19 years and over
Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.