Key Details

  • Available at
    Dolgellau, Parc Menai, Rhos-on-Sea
  • Level
    3
  • Study Mode
    Full-time
  • Programme Area
    Art and Design and Photography, International
  • Course Length

    2 years

  • Course Type
    Full-Time (FE)
  • Bilingual

    This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es):

    • Dolgellau
    • Parc Menai

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop/chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

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 Criteria

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.

Delivery

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

Assessment

The programme is assessed through a blend of the following:

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

Progression

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

Would you like to apply for this course?

Parc Menai
Dolgellau
Rhos-on-Sea