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Art & Design

Level 3 Art and Design (Fine Art)

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This course will provide students with the opportunity to experience and learn new skills in a range of art specialisms in fine art including, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, photography, illustration, installation and art history. Students will be taught to research, develop, experiment and reflect to support individual ideas and project work. The course will give students the confidence to work independently to reach their creative potential.

The number of jobs in the UK’s creative industries rose by 5% in 2016, compared to the 1.2% increase in the wider UK workforce. According to the Creative Industries Council, almost 2m people are now employed in the UK’s creative organisations.

The pass rate over the last five years is 93%. The majority of learners achieve a merit or distinction.

” What a fun and supportive place; lots of interesting projects and people I have loads in common with”

“Now I’ve seen degree shows, I know what the competition is and what I need to do to get a university place. My tutor has helped me shape a really strong portfolio.”

“When I started the course, I didn’t know what I wanted to do or was any good at; I now know that Product Design is right for me (with photography as a hobby).”

After successfully completing a UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design-Fine Art you can progress to a second and final year of specialist study with a UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design-Fine Art. After the Extended Diploma in Art and Design, the majority of our students progress to the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design or to Higher Education.
A studio based course that will include drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, textiles, photography and digital media and art history. Over the course of the year you will;
  • Learn about the breadth of possible careers in the Creative Industries and work with experienced professionals who have a history of success helping students achieve high grades
  • Develop confidence in working independently, developing communication and presentation skills and the ability to analyse and evaluate your own and others’ work
  • Produce assignment based work to encourage experimentation and exploration of media and techniques, to help you develop potential in specific subject areas
  • Engage in diverse ways of making creative and innovative artwork including; live briefs, individual and team projects and showcases of exhibited work
  • Develop appropriate skills/qualifications in English, Maths and software applications
  • Visit exciting exhibitions and museums to support your studies
  • The opportunity to specialise in one area for a Final Major Project after gaining experience in a wide selection of areas in the visual arts.
  • Provide a good overall level of skills, particularly the ability to draw and visualise ideas.
  • Participate in an exciting and diverse range of enrichment activities, such as visits to degree shows across the south of England and London galleries and exhibitions linked to project work
  • Complete live industry briefs, competitions and instigate a digital presence
  • Develop a portfolio of work for direct progression to Higher Education or employment
Assessment is continuous through working on practical assignments and producing a range of products culminating in a final major project. Key and functional skills are assessed through your portfolio and online.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C, one of which must be English, or a Level 2 Art and Design Diploma at merit grade and English GCSE grade 4/C.Applicants are asked to provide examples of art and design work at interview.
You will be required to purchase a course kit at approximately £110, a kit list will be provided, this will give you everything you need for the first term at college but you should expect to replace paints, sketchbooks and some materials as you progress on the course. £90 is payable on enrolment as a contribution towards the cost of study trips and additional specialist materials. Students at HRC who meet the eligibility criteria can apply to the Bursary Fund for support towards essential kit, visit and material costs. Please note – bursary funding is not guaranteed and is subject to availability at the time of application. For further information contact the Information Centre on 01992 411411 or email us at
Free to Home students under 19 on 31st August 2024. If you are a Home student aged 19 or over on the 31st August 2024, you may be liable to pay approximately £2,500 tuition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approximately £5,500 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the tuition fees for 2023/2024 and could be subject to change for 2024/2025).If you are aged 19-23 you may also be entitled to free tuition if the course you choose is on a government-approved list and the qualification is your first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification.If you are aged over 24 and you have not achieved a full Level 3 qualification you may be entitled to free tuition if the qualification is listed on the Government Free courses for jobs list. Similarly, if you already hold a Level 3 qualification (or above) and meet the Adult Education Budgets definition of unemployed or are in receipt of low wage, you may also be entitled to free tuition.You may also be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable.

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