Important Entry Requirement & Application Update

Once you've applied, you will be invited to attend a virtual information event at the beginning of 2021. At this event, you will have the opportunity to find out more about your course, meet the staff and ask any questions that you may have.

If your course requires an interview you will receive an email with details about your video call. There will be no need for you to come on site. Don't worry if you don't receive an email about an interview, not every course needs one.

Is this course right for me?

Are you passionate about art, design and media? Would you like to work and study in this field?

This programme provides you with the necessary expertise and skills to enter Higher Education. It also allows you to develop your own creativity, as well as preparing for a career in the creative industries. The programme is suitable if you are progressing from a relevant Level 2 course, or from suitable GCSEs.

Throughout the programme you will explore the techniques and materials of areas that you may not have studied before. Each student's creativity is nurtured and encouraged in a supportive environment, and you will be tutored by practising artists and designers. As you develop your portfolio of work, you will also will benefit from specialist facilities, in purpose built studios and workshops.

You will be invited for interview, where you will show your portfolio of work and discuss your interests and career aspirations

Entry requirements:

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or Welsh 1st Language and Maths
  • A relevant Level 2 qualification at Pass
  • Relevant industry experience

You will also require an attendance level of 86% in your previous year of study.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course. Please bring a sample of your portfolio to the interview.


The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Group work
  • Classroom based learning
  • Tutorial support
  • Educational visits
  • MOODLE (virtual learning environment)
  • Google Classroom


The programme is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Practical and written assessments/assignments
  • Presentations and demonstrations
  • Portfolios of work
  • Performance and observation


Completion of this course will give you the knowledge, skills and qualification to progress into Higher Education or an Art Foundation course

Should you wish to progress on to Higher Education courses locally, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai offers the following degree courses:

  • Foundation Degree (FdA) Art and Design
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art
  • Foundation Degree (FdA) Photography (and BA (Hons) Photography (Top-up))

Other options for Higher Education include specialist art and design degree courses, in areas such as fashion, textiles, fine art, graphic design, photography, multimedia, 3D design, design crafts and architecture, to name a few of the areas available. Specialist careers advice is available from our staff, as well as on visits to colleges and universities.

.Also in the HE bulleted list section include: Foundation Degree (FdA) Photography (with top up to BA (Hons) Photography