BTEC Extended Diploma, equivalent to 3 A-Levels
Why should I study this subject?
The creative industries are one of the fastest growing in the UK and in particular within the Leeds region the number of jobs within this sector are 40% higher than the England average. The curriculum intent of the extended Diploma Art and Design course is to immerse students within Art and Design at a higher level in order to supply them with a well rounded skill set to access the best opportunities within the creative industries upon completion.
Understanding, conceptual thinking and creativity are some of the main skills developed within the curriculum. With this being a full time programme students develop a wide range of professionally led skills within Fine Art, Graphics, Design, Photography, Textiles and craft.
What will I study?
Year 12 In the first year you will be introduced to the formal elements of art and design and you will explore a range of media including drawing, painting, 3D, photography, print and textiles. You will be taught skills in all these areas and work through projects designed to develop your artistic ability. As the year progresses we will help you choose a specialism and produce a final major project in that area.
Year 13 You will explore and deepen your experience and knowledge in your chosen specialism as your work become increasingly independent. We will help you develop a portfolio of work and prepare you for either university or job interviews. During the year you will be set a range of projects designed to stretch and challenge you before concluding in a final major project and end of year exhibition.
What are the entry requirements?