OCR Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design


The course will include a real experience of work. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your skils by undertaking real briefs for local organisations. Recent partners include the National Strust, Barrow Council, Art Gene and other local community organisations and businesses. Maths and English form part of this qualification and will be assessed at the relevant levels.

What are the entry requirements?

5 GCSE's at grade C or above, grades 4/5 or above, (including English and maths) or other equivalent qualifications. YOu will need to show a portfolio of completed artwork at interview.

What subjects will I study?

A variety of art and design areas such as Fine Art, fashion, digital art, advertising and photography.

How will I learn?

Studio workshops and demonstration, lectures, seminars, project, visits and exhibitions. You will also need to work independently outside the class.

Year one comprises of 9 units. You will focus on building skills and knowledge in a variety of art and design areas, as well as some project based work to help develop an understanding of specialist areas.

Year two comprises of a further 9 units and is aimed to help develop studio practice focusing on specialist areas through a final major project and building employability skills through an exhibition and preparing a personal portfolio ready for next steps in career.

Throughout the programme you will have the opportunity to work on live client based briefs and go on a range of educational trips.

How will I be assessed?

Portfolio and project assessment within college assessed by your tutor and external moderation of a sample of work. There is a strong emphasis on personal practice so formative feedback is very much tailored to individuals through 1:1s and group crits.

What opportunities will this lead to?

Students can progress to employment and/or continue their study in the same or related vocational area within higher education such as the BTEC Level 4 HNC & Level 5 HND in Art & Design at Furness College. Progression is based on aptitude and a successful interview.

How long is the course?

Full time over two years.
Year 1 will lead to a sub-diploma qualification
Year 2 will lead to an extended diploma qualification

Are there any additional costs?

None, however you will be required to purchase your own sketchbooks and if you need any additional equipment that is not within the art department.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us:
T: 01229 825017
E: info@furness.ac.uk

How can I apply?

You can apply online at www.furness.ac.uk or call in to Student Services to pick up an application form

Simply submit your enquiry to us & we will email or call you back

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