Art and Design at Banbury and Bicester College is exciting, practical, and industry focused.
We offer a bespoke creative pathway tailored to your preferred specialism.
You’ll be taught by industry trained, expert practitioners in specialist buildings housing a variety of professional facilities, including:
- an HD TV studio
- a cinema room
- multiple Mac suites
- expansive dark room
- dedicated art workshops
The qualification is accredited by the highly-regarded University of the Arts London (UAL). Among the benefits, students have the opportunity to have their work shortlisted to appear at the annual UAL awarding body exhibition at Chelsea College of Art.
What you'll learn
Art and Design at Banbury and Bicester College is focussed on developing personalised pathway, allowing you to undertake a broad and multi-disciplined programme of study.
Whilst learners may take this qualification in a specialist subject, it is also ideal for those who have not decided which discipline or subject area within art and design they wish to specialise in.
The creative industries need people with a mix of technical and creative skills. It relies on people that know how to work as part of a team, but still have that independent mindset, which you’ll grow through setting your own challenges.
If you’re ready to specialise in an area, we’ve got you covered too! Our specialist subjects include:
- Fine Art
- Graphic Design
- Visual Communication
- 3D Design
Whatever your area of interest, you’ll be taught by industry-experienced practitioners in professional-level facilities.
How you'll learn and be assessed
It focuses on developing understanding and application of the creative process to enable the development of creative ideas and outcomes.
100% coursework (there is no exam). Coursework is internally assessed and externally moderated by UAL.
Throughout the course, you will be required to complete additional tasks, including research, on your home study days.
Minimum of 3 GCSEs grades 3 (D) or above including English, preferably maths and an art qualification.
Level 1 qualification in Art and Design or a portfolio of work
If you do not have a grade 4/C in GCSE English language and/or maths you will be required to be working towards achieving these alongside your art course
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