Level 3 ABC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

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Course Specifics

Art, Design & Fashion
Level 3
1 year
Interview Required:
Age 16-18 Cost:
No cost
Age 19 or Over:
Funding Assisted:
Advanced Learner Loans available
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Course overview

You will study a range of topics including:

  • Understanding and awareness of the opportunities and demands of study in art, design and media
  • Identify your strengths and ambitions through a progressive exploration of skills and concepts central to art, design and media practice
  • Critical awareness of the contemporary visual world and it’s broader cultural context
  • Methods of creative production

Who is this course for?

The ABC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media is designed to educate you to make informed decisions in progression to Higher Education in the areas of Art, Design and Media, or into related employment. It provides an in-depth creative platform for you to bridge the gap between Level 3 study and prestigious creative arts university level courses. You will study a range of 2D and 3D disciplines before developing your individual strengths within a chosen discipline to prepare you for higher education. Our tutors will also support you with portfolio building and UCAS applications. Esentially this is the equivalent of a ‘year 0’ at university, designed to develop your skills and portfolio in preparation for art school or university.

Entry qualifications

You must be aged 18 or over and already have a level 3 qualification.

What other experience will I gain?

Alongside a wide range of theoretical and practical creative skills you'll also be shown what career pathways exist within the creative sector and what's needed in order to succeed in your chosen occupation or route of study. English and Maths are an essential part of your studies, and life, too. These subjects develop key employability skills that recruiting employers look for. If you have not achieved GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and Maths you will continue studying these subjects. We will ensure you have the right support to improve your English and Maths to the desired level from today's employers.

Where will this lead?

Successful completion of this qualification can provide progression to a named pathway in Art, Design or Media to university/art school or a chosen employment opportunity.

What are my career options?
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