Level 3 in Art and Design
Over a two year course you will initially develop a broad range of practical skills and techniques within the areas of fine art, 3D, graphics, photography, textiles and contextual studies. Following this, you will then select an area in which to specialise in, where you will gain more advanced skills and knowledge, supporting successful progression into further study or employment within the field of art and design.
- Course Information
Over 2 years you will be introduced to a broad range of materials, techniques and processes within a variety of specialist art areas, including drawing, printmaking, working in non-resistant materials, digital and traditional photography, textiles, surface pattern, computers in art, time based media and contextual studies. You will have access to fantastic facilities such as Mac suites, photography studios and darkroom, a 3D workshop, a print room, textiles workrooms and fine art studios. After a broad start to the course, you can then choose to specialise in a main subject area.
- Equipment Required
You will be provided with some art materials to use in lessons, but you will also be expected to provide some of your own art equipment, which can be purchased at college.
- Entry Requirements
For our Advanced Vocational courses our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade C/Level 4 including either Maths or English Language at Level 4 or above, and no less than a Level 3 in the other.
Some courses and subjects will have additional specific entry requirements or require DBS clearance to undertake placements. Information about this can be found on the Apply Portal, and on your offer letter which you will receive after your interview.
The Level 3 in Art and Design does not resemble GCSE Art.
It is essential that you show a serious interest in working in the art and design industry and it is expected that you will have some understanding of careers in this field.
The majority of students have a strong desire to go on to university to specialise. You should be aware that you will need to manage a heavy workload and should be fully committed to this.
- How will I be assessed?
Through a portfolio of evidence which is internally assessed and externally moderated. You will be set theme based projects designed to develop visual language, research skills, 2D and 3D problem solving and critical and contextual awareness in Art & Design.
- Progression Pathway
You can progress on to university to study a range of courses including: illustration, textiles and fashion, theatre design, 3D and interior design, fine art, photography, graphic design, animation and games design to name but a few. You can also progress within Runshaw to our Foundation Diploma in Art & Design – for more information visit us at https://www.runshaw.ac.uk/course/foundation-diploma-art-design-2/. Some students also progress on to non-art related degrees, apprenticeships and employment.
Art students have many transferable skills, including communication, creative thinking, organisation, time management and the ability to present well. Our students develop problem solving and analytical ability, they transform ideas in to outcomes through in-depth research and develop attention to detail, fine motor skills and sensitivity. We encourage hard work, self-discipline and an ability to share ideas and work with others.
- National Careers Service
For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.