Course Details

This exciting course is very popular and places fill-up fast. We cover a very wide range of art and design subjects and you will be able to gain good skills across a broad range of subjects in year one. You will have opportunities to work in all the main disciplines from observational drawing to fine art. We will cover painting, designing, sculpture, printmaking, craftwork, public art, photography, 3D, digital art and much more. Drawing has fundamental importance on the course and usually the first assignment focuses on developing and extending your drawing ability. This then equips you with the skill and confidence to use drawing as an effective visual tool throughout the rest of your course and beyond into your creative career. We have a range of specialist studios and equipment to support your creative journey at Chichester College and we use our strong links with local galleries and universities to help you progress after college. Many assignments are 'live' which means you will be producing artwork or designs for a real purpose and usually for a client. This will give you valuable industry experience which is vital for your CV, your future progression, for references for university and into the world of work as a creative.

Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English, maths and a creative subject. A passion for art and design and a commitment to hard work is essential. The course is equivalent to 3 A-levels and is just as demanding. Good writing skills are as important as creative skills.

Career options

Most of our students progress into work or onto university to study specialist creative subjects. Many progress to the UK's top universities including Goldsmiths, Central St Martins and Brighton. Because the Level 3 Art and Design course is generic you can apply for any creative degree.

Art & Design Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma

Five highlights

  • 1 Opportunities to explore your own creative pathways and interests
  • 2 Varied and exciting art trips in the UK
  • 3 Real life, 'live' assignments for exhibitions, clients and competitions
  • 4 Opportunites to meet and work with artists and industry specialists
  • 5 Interesting and original art projects to grow your talent

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 07.09.2020
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design


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Course code Location Course length Start date
ART268CF1A Chichester Campus 2 Years 07.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

In year 1 you will achieve your Level 3 Diploma. During this time you will be taught all the fundamental and traditional art and design practices such as drawing, observational techniques, painting, printmaking, design, alongside specialist fields such as surface design, textiles, illustration and photography. You will build on your existing skills through workshops where you can experiment and develop your own ideas. There will also be opportunities to gain experience as a professional artist or designer by working on live projects for real clients. This type of project is usually run as a competition with prizes and recognition. In year 2 you will complete the full Extended Diploma and will have projects and themes which allow you the time and freedom to explore, develop and experiment with your own ideas and techniques. You will be able to follow an art or design pathway that meets your progression needs. Throughout your course you will have many opportunities for off-site visits At the end of each year you will be able to display your work at the Summer Show which is open to the public.

How will I be taught?

The course is delivered in the form of projects, usually six in each academic year. You will receive a detailed brief for each project and the lecturing team will teach and support you throughout. The majority of your lessons will take place in our specialist studios and workshops and you will be taught by experienced and talented creative lecturers and technicians. The majority of lessons are workshop led and practical in their content. You will be taught using a variety of methods including di

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is a continuous process throughout the course and there are no exams. Instead, you will be set varied and interesting, themed assignments and projects - usually about 6 or 7 each academic year. As you complete a project your work is assessed and you will be given a grade which can be either a Pass, Merit or Distinction. marking takes, on average, about 3 weeks to complete. You will also receive regular feedback and plenty of encouragement about your performance including suggestions for you to grow and develop as a creative practioner.

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