You should consider this course which is highly experimental and exploratory giving you the opportunity to discover a range of different disciplines and practices. This course provides you with an immersive Art & Design platform allowing you to explore visual art and communication.
In the first year of the diploma, you will spend your time exploring each of the pathways including: Photography, Graphic Design, Fine Art & Fashion & Textiles. You will develop key skills within each area and apply this to your final project.
In the second year of the extended diploma, you will chose which of the four pathways you wish to specialise in, and you will develop specialist skills in that area to allow you to develop and progress.
Graphics designer, commercial photographer, fine artist, architecture, web designer, conceptual artist, writer, fashion editor and many more.
Through project assessment, taught lessons, one to one tutorials, peer assessment, and self-assessment in a holistic creative environment.
In year 1, you will be formally assessed on projects that are designed to develop your practical and contextual skills. Your grade from year one is determined by the work you produce in the externally assessed final project.
In year 2, following projects that allow you to develop specific skills in your chosen pathway, your grade will be awarded from your internally assessed final project and your 1st year grade.
Learners’ on this course progress to some of the most prestigious Art’s universities including The Slade School of Art, Camberwell, London College of Fashion & Central Saint Martins.
On completion of the two year course, you will be awarded with the Level 3 Applied General Extended Diploma in Art & Design
To successfully complete the course you will need to spend 10-15 hours of independent study per week.
Creative Arts, Creative Media, Fine Art
Portfolio of past or current work
Independent art work
Commitment and enthusiasm
4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including Maths and English
Grade 4-5 (C) or above
Grade 4-5 (C) or above
Purchase prior to enrolling and available on the course
If you are aged between 16 and 18 on 31 August 2023 and received free school meals when you were at school, you may be eligible to receive a free meal at College. For more information on free school meals, click here.
All our Further Education (FE) courses (Entry to Level 3) are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31st August 2023. For a few courses you may be expected to contribute towards the cost of specialist materials and resources. However, depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial help from the College’s Learner Support Fund. You should apply for any such financial support as soon as you have been offered a place. If you are aged 19 or over on 31st August 2023 and you are a UK/EU resident you will normally be required to pay a course fee.
The cost of your course will include tuition fees and examination fees, where applicable. Where a course requires additional specialist materials, there may be an additional cost. Some courses are cheaper than others because they are part funded by the government; some of these courses may also attract concessionary fees for some people.
If you are aged 19+ or over and studying a Level 3 course, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan. To be eligible for this loan, you must have been living continuously in the UK for 3 years immediately before the start date of your course. You must also be undertaking a course of study that is at Level 3 or above, e.g. National Diploma/Certificate etc. For more information click here.
Concessionary rates are now available for learners that meet the following criteria:
For more information on fees and remission click here.
If you are on a low income you may be eligible for financial support towards tuition fees from the Discretionary Learner Support Fund.
For further information click here.
Care to learn - childcare support for young people aged 16-20
If you are aged under 20 at the beginning of your course, or moving to the 2nd year of a level 3 course, and are caring for your own child you may be entitled to £175.00 maximum per week, per child through Care to Learn.
Please ensure you register on the Care to Learn website even if you haven’t chosen your childcare provider or the course you want to study. Once you have registered Care to Learn will confirm financial support in principle.
For further details and help with making an application please visit https://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn or speak to a Student Advisor.
If you are aged 20+ when you start a course and need financial support to help with the cost of childcare while you study the college may be able to help.
You will be required to make use of any government NEF or 2+ Funding before requesting any financial support from the college.
It is essential that you speak to a Student Advisor prior to enrolling on a course to discuss your personal circumstances, childcare needs and to find out if there are funds available.
Eligibility for help with childcare costs is based on your personal circumstances.
You need to have evidence that you meet general discretionary Learner Support Funds or 19+ Advanced Learning Loan bursary fund criteria:
All childcare applicants approved for funding will be required to sign our Terms & Conditions and MUST inform the College immediately should they stop attending lessons for any reason.Email email@example.com to put your name on the childcare waiting list. You MUST speak to a member of the Student Advice or Learner Services team before you enrol on a course.
The Education Funding Authority has allocated money to colleges to support students who are on low incomes or the dependent of parents on a low income, and need support towards their course-related costs or essential living costs or are facing financial difficulty.
For further information click here.For further information on financial support for Looked after Children, Care Leavers and estranged young people, click here.