Course overviewDuring your time on the course you will have the opportunity to explore and develop your art and design skills through a wide range of specialist areas. We will enhance your knowledge and prepare you for university degree courses, apprenticeships or the workplace. You will extend your knowledge of art and design history in order to support your creative development. You will produce a diverse portfolio of work that will prepare you for your next steps in Higher Education or within industry.
You will normally attend college for 4 days and partake in work experience and independent study periods.
The course offers a range of specialist options taught by specialist staff including 3D design, photography, textiles, fine art, visual studies and contextual studies.
On successful completion of Year 1 you will focus your creativity, strengths, skills and knowledge more closely in a specialist area, building an exciting portfolio of work in preparation for applications to HE or the workplace. You will produce and exhibit your own work at the end of course for the college exhibition.
Maths and English are developed as part of your study programme, either within art and design based projects or at an appropriate level in stand alone classes to help you attain a grade 4 or higher.
What else do I need to know?Gallery and exhibition visits will be offered which you will be expected to attend as an essential part of your development in art and design. Live briefs and competitions will be undertaken too. There are detailed online resources to support you on this course and an Additional Learning Support Team if required.
What are the entry requirements?
We will consider applications from students who have not taken an Art GCSE if they have a strong portfolio.
How is it assessed?
What financial support is on offer?
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance
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