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The Course

This course will help you develop skills that will enable you to bring your creative ideas to life.

You will work on live projects that provide ‘real world’ design experience. You will build up a professional portfolio to the highest standard on this exciting and innovative course.

This course is highly practical and progression-focused. Featuring large, flexible teaching modules, it allows for practical and professional skills development and allows learners to specialise in one of three exciting pathways: 3D design, fine art or fashion and textiles.

  • What You Study

    Year 1:

    • Visual Recording and Communication
    • Critical and Contextual Studies
    • The Creative Process
    • Graphics Materials, Techniques and Processes
    • Materials, techniques and processes
    • An optional specialist unit in 3D design, fine art or fashion and textiles

    Year 2:

    • Developing an Art and Design Portfolio
    • Developing and Realising Creative Intentions
    • Managing a Client Brief
    • Working to Scale
    • Curating an Exhibition
    • 2 optional specialist units in 3D design, fine art or fashion and textiles
  • Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 / First Diploma. A satisfactory reference is also needed.

  • Pathways

    A range of pathways are available, dependent on your qualifications.

    • One-year Extended Certificate
    • One-year Foundation Diploma
    • Two-year Diploma
    • Two-year Extended Diploma
  • Progression

    You can study a design specialism at degree-level at University Centre Bishop Burton.

  • Careers

    Work as an interior designer, animator, graphic designer, set designer, filmmaker, model maker, illustrator, product designer, video producer and many more.

  • Equipment Required

    For your course, you will need:

    • Drawing equipment including pens, pencils, rubber, ruler, sharpener, watercolours
    • A digital camera/ smart phone is useful for taking photos of your work
    • A laptop or tablet would be useful
    • Sketchbooks
  • How To Apply

    Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

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