This one year, full time course is housed within excellent facilities at Clarendon Sixth Form College. Facilities and resources are equally available for all learners to enjoy, participate and progress fully. You will have the opportunity to explore your creative responses through paint, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography or digital media. This course opens up your creative potential ready for your next steps at a higher level or in a different direction.
This course is ideal for students who don’t have a great deal of art and design experience and wish to develop their practical skills and knowledge further. Alternatively, this is a course for students who require a portfolio of work in order to progress onto one of our Level 3 Advanced courses. The course will enable you to develop your drawing, painting and making skills through a series of art and design activities. You will be introduced to a range of specialist areas such as Graphics, Fine Art, Textiles, Fashion, Photography, Print-making and 3D work. In addition, all students are expected to attend GCSE classes in Maths and/or English (if required), tutorial and take part in work experience opportunities.
Not only is this a course with fantastic support for all individual learners but we also encourage students to explore many opportunities in enrichment and work experience. 2019 saw 100% of our learners pass with high grades on this course, working alongside students studying at Level 3 in specialist creative vocational facilities means aspirations and motivation to succeed is extremely high. You will be involved in the department’s Creative Jam, here you will work on projects in collaboration with learners from different subject areas and at higher levels. This experience will help you to develop as a well-equipped creative individual, with a cross section of skills to give you strengths in the wider area of the Creative & Digital Arts.
In our learner survey over the last 2 years, 100% of learners have said the teaching and resources are good, that they are kept interested in the subject and that have made good progress. Our tutorial programme at college, alongside highly experienced staff ensures your next steps are supported and guided every step of the way.
Level 2 (Intermediate) - 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above.
Successful interview with an art tutor (bring a portfolio of your art and design work).
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Good drawing skills are a requirement.
This is a graded course where you can achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction. The course is designed with units of work that explore your 2D, 3D and contextual skills. The highlight of the year is the Creative exhibition, held every June to celebrate the achievements for all of our learners.
● One of our Level 3 Advanced courses in Creative Studies.
● Other subject areas at Level 3 Advanced.
● Higher level apprenticeships or employment.
● Future opportunities in this sector can range from Art Gallery employment, Art Therapy, Arts Cultural Management, Fine Artist, Visual Artist, Fashion Designer, Fashion Marketing/Business, Fashion Styling, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Retail, Set Design, Costume Design, Graphics and Illustration, Graphics for Games, Graphics Illustration Photography, Graphics Digital Design, Fashion Graphics, Art & Design Graphics, Character Animation, Computer Animation, Digital Animation, plus many more.