To access this elective, you will need to be studying Fine Art, Graphic Design or Photography or alternatively Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design.
Introduction to the creative industries and higher education opportunities
Students will become highly desirable candidates for further study and employment. This elective is designed to create students who are more roundly experienced than the average applicant, thereby enabling them to enjoy greater success in their chosen creative field.
The Art department has an excellent record of student progression to higher education and last year our students entered university to study courses in a range of disciplines such as: Fine Art, Graphic Design and Digital Media, Photography, Fashion, Textiles, Architecture, 3D and Interior Design.
Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.
If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.
Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment.
As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4.
Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.