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School Leavers (16-18)

A Level 3D Design is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to explore materials and create three dimensional work using a broad range of materials and techniques. Students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto art and design related degrees.

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School Leavers (16-18)

Over a one year course you will develop a range of practical skills and techniques including drawing, painting, mixed media, print and 3D. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto the L3 in Art and Design or Graphics.

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School Leavers (16-18)

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.

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Adults (18+)

This practical course is suitable for anyone who wishes to develop their love of ceramics, whether you are an absolute beginner or have previous experience with clay.

To help you master the craft of pottery, you can bring ideas of your own, or respond to the range of construction and decorating techniques our friendly and experienced tutor will teach you.

All our art and design courses develop creative skills and a personal approach to artwork. They are based on an understanding of media, materials and the work of other artists.

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Our programmes are validated by the University of Central Lancashire and offer a sound introduction to teaching, giving you an integrated overview of teaching theory and practice. The courses are ideal if you are looking to start a career in teaching or already work as a teacher but do not have a teaching qualification. You may also be able to undertake your teaching practice at Runshaw College.

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The Certificate in Education & Training, Preparatory is particularly suitable if you are interested in teaching and want a short qualification that does not have a minimum teaching requirement, or if you have just started a teaching role. It can also give you a ‘taster’ of teaching if you are unsure about whether teaching is for you. The Certificate is equivalent to the first module of the Certificate in Education/Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and so allows you to progress onto a full teaching qualification at a later date if you secure teaching practice hours.

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The Certificate in Teaching, Learning & Assessment, Intermediate is particularly suitable if you do not need a full teaching qualification such as the Cert Ed/PGCE, but would like to leave the way open to progress to the full award in the future. The programme comprises the first three modules of the Certificate in Education or PGCE.

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School Leavers (16-18)

A Level Fine Art is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to work in a range of media and to explore painting, drawing and print making. Students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto art and design related degrees.

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Adults (18+)

The Foundation Diploma in Art & Design is an intensive one year course. It is primarily designed to bridge the gap between Sixth Form and University studies, supporting progression to a subject specialist art and design programme at Art College, or to an Honours or Foundation Degree at University.

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School Leavers (16-18)

A Level Graphics is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to investigate the main areas of graphic design ranging from advertising to historical and contextual studies in graphic design. Students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto art and design related degrees.

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School Leavers (16-18)

Over a two year course you will develop a broad range of practical skills and techniques using traditional art materials as well as digital software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator; you will develop confidence using Apple Macs, working to industry standard. Students who enjoy and successfully complete this course will progress onto further study or employment within the field of graphic design.

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School Leavers (16-18)

A Level Photography is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to form a personal enquiry and expression using the selection and manipulation of images. Students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto Photography or art and design related degrees.

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School Leavers (16-18)

A Level Textiles is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to explore the nature and purpose of all textile processes. Students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto art and design related degrees.

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