This exciting course will enable to you cover a wide range of art and design disciplines to determine your strengths and aspirations for a career in the visual arts. You will experience an exciting and in-depth introduction to the creative industries and learn about the creative process from concept to completion. You will explore a full range of approaches to art, design and communication. As well as extending your skills in drawing, research and visual investigation, you will learn to use a wide range of equipment and many new materials and processes. You will work on experimental and industry related project briefs that introduce you to the Apple Macs, printmaking, 3D, graphics, fine art, photography, video, fashion and textiles.
Testing your creativity through challenging and engaging projects, you will be encouraged to consider the importance and application of ethical and sustainable design principles, as well as developing a contextual knowledge and understanding of creative practice in industry.
This programme of study is ideal for students who want to explore and experiment with a range of different specialist practices within the creative industries (Year One) and then specialise in one particular specialist practice to enable further progression (Year Two).
On successful completion of this programme of study you will have gained the necessary industry relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to access appropriate entry level roles, training programmes or apprenticeships in the creative sector, or apply for progression to higher education courses.
Alongside your Diploma, as part of your Futures Study Programme you will:
Develop your maths and English skills at the right level for you.
Complete 5 days of work experience to help you grow your employability skills.
Experience fun enrichment opportunities, including workshops, trips and visits.
Develop your personal and professional skills and attributes with guidance and support.