Introductory Diploma in Art, Design and Media
In North Lincolnshire
This one-year course covers a wide range of vocational skills in Art, Design and Media which will give you the chance to explore and experiment with a wide range of equipment, materials and processes and help develop your existing skills. The course is mainly practical with some written work where learners will be expected to research different artist's and designer's work and to evaluate.
To take into account
We are looking for learners with a keen interest in drawing, painting and design that have a satisfactory portfolio of work and a minimum of two GCSEs at Grade F or above. Mature learners who can demonstrate an appropriate portfolio are also welcome.
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Art, Design & Performing Arts
Introductory Diploma in Art, Design and Media (PSF0025)
What are the Course Details?
This one-year course covers a wide range of vocational skills in Art, Design and Media which will give you the chance to explore and experiment with a wide range of equipment, materials and processes and help develop your existing skills. The course is mainly practical with some written work where learners will be expected to research different artist's and designer's work and to evaluate their own work. The course covers 6 units and is equivalent to two GCSEs at Grades D-F. Functional Skills in IT, Communication and Application of Number will also be built into the course.
Is the Course for Me?
If you are hoping to have a career in Art or Design, e.g. Graphics, 3D Product Design, Fashion, Textiles, Web-design, Animation, Film, Jewellery, Interior Design, Photography, etc...and are currently studying an Art or Design based subject at school and enjoy drawing, painting and crafts, this qualification would be suitable for you.
What will I Study?
The Introductory Diploma in Art, Design & Media is a 6-unit qualification and is structured as a one-year course. You will cover a variety of subject area specialisms including:
- 3D Craft
- Fashion & Textiles
- Visual Communication
- Final Major Project
How will I Learn?
You will learn through a range of practical & theoretical studies designed to develop your skills and understanding within the subject areas.
How will I be Assessed?
You will be assessed on your coursework throughout and given verbal and written feedback for all assignments. There is no formal examination at the end of the course. Assessment is monitored by an external verifier who is appointed by the examining body.
What Enrichments are Available?
Enrichment activities are available to accompany the main programme. This can be done in a variety of different subject areas including: sports, languages and creative studies. Full lists of enrichment activities will be outlined in the first week of term one.
Are there any Trips or Visits?
Learners are expected to participate in visits to places of interest which complement assignment work. In recent years learners have also had the opportunity to go to The Deep in Hull, The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Tate Liverpool, Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Natural History Museum in London to gather research and develop knowledge. Learners may also be required to attend presentations given by visiting speakers from the industry.
Is there any Work Experience?
Work experience is undertaken by participating in live client based projects, such as designing a logo or painting a mural.
What can I Progress to?
Successful learners will achieve an Introductory Diploma in Art, Design and Media. This is a nationally recognised qualification that can lead onto a First Diploma course such as Art & Design. Successful learners will also have the opportunity to apply to other Level 2 courses if they wish.
Previous Learner's Progression;
Cassie Mangan continued her art and design studies to Level 3 and was offered a place at Lincoln University to study Fashion Design.
Ben Rhoades is currently studying Level 3 National Certificate in Art and Design.
Acceptance onto courses may be subject to a satisfactory interview and references. For some courses learners may also be required to pay for a CRB disclosure.