Funding and bursaries
Students if you’re aged over 19 you may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. For more information email email@example.com or call 023 8087 4874.
Advanced Learner Loans are available for students who are aged 19 or over. Repayments do not begin until the course is completed and you are earning £25,000 or over. Eligible learners will be enrolling on a level 3 or above course and are a UK or EU national. For further information, visit gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan.
A keen interest in art and design is essential. At least three GCSEs at grade 3 or 2 (grade D or E), or a Merit or Distinction at Level 1.
What will I learn?
This broad course covers areas such as 2D painting, drawing, print, illustration, photography and 3D sculpture.
You’ll be expected to do two block of one week’s work experience, and can request extra days.
Exploring the work of artists and designers
Media, materials and techniques
Developing ideas in response to an art and design brief
Realising art and design ideas
Exploring graphic design and illustration
You’ll be assessed at the end of each unit and you will be graded pass, merit or distinction. There are no external examinations in this qualification.
You’ll have the opportunity to take part in a residential trip to London, as well as visits to local galleries and exhibitions.
Career and Progression
This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills for entry into employment and further training. It will also mean you can go on to higher level qualifications such as the OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Art and Design. It’s a great starting point for careers in art, design, photography and illustration.
What our students say
Last year I did a rap/grime set as part of a label launch at The Talking Heads which was a mind-blowing and memorable experience. At Totton College the course is fluid so you can really tailor your learning; I’ve been able to combine performance with music tech.
Level 3 Music student at Totton College