This course is ideal if you want to work within the field of Art & Design and/or study Art or Design related courses at university. You will gain knowledge and understanding of visual communication and the creative process to develop your creative voice. You will study the work of other artists and designers as well as produce your own portfolio of work.
You will work on live briefs alongside real-life clients, which enables you to not only develop your creativity but also learn about how artists and designers work in industry.
You will develop skills in a broad range of disciplines within art, craft and design. Throughout the course, you will produce a professional portfolio of art and design work to support progression to higher education. Skills you will develop include drawing, painting, printmaking, embroidery, photography, working with 3D materials, graphic work using Apple Mac software, illustration, ceramics and additional specialist techniques
to challenge your learning. The final unit of the course is a final major project in which you will work in
your specialist discipline.
You will develop a personal, varied and exciting portfolio of work that you are able to present to University or employers at interview.
After successful completion of the course, many of our students choose to stay at Cardinal Newman to complete a one year Foundation Course in Art & Design before progressing onto prestigious Art & Design degree courses or employment at entry level. We have very strong links with prestigious universities and recent progression has included, Fashion & Textiles at London College of Fashion, Jewellery and Silversmithing at the University of Edinburgh, Fine Art Painting at Bath Spa University, Painting and Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art, 3D Games Design and Animation at Hertfordshire University, Textile Design at Leeds University and Graphic Design at London Metropolitan University.
Pearson BTEC Edexcel
At least five 4s at GCSE, including a 5 in GCSE Art. Creative GCSE Design Technology subjects including Textiles, Graphic Design and Resistant Materials may be considered. Progression to the course via this route will be subject to an interview with a portfolio of art work. Please contact the Art department by April to arrange this.
BTEC Extended Diploma
Design is the UK’s fastest growing creative sector worth £3.2 billion a year.