Enthusiastic creative people who want to unlock their potential by trying different art and design specialisms, including fine art, painting, drawing, design, craft, sculpture, textiles, fashion and photography.
You will need a Level 1 qualification or GCSEs at a grade D/3.
You will experiment with a variety of different media and styles of art and design to complete exciting projects, including work experience in the creative industries.
We run visits to museums and galleries, locally and nationally. We also have strong links with the creative industries in the West Midlands and put on talks by practising artists and the chance to take part in art projects for big-name organisations such as FatFace and London Midland.
We set you a challenge. We show you how to do it, work through your ideas and then you produce the work in the form of a project. This includes all your planning and development work, the actual artwork and some thoughts on how you've done. This is then assessed to either pass, merit or distinction level and then we move on to the next unit. This pattern is repeated throughout the two years with regular feedback on how you are getting on from your tutors.
If you go on to study a Level 3 Art and Design qualification, you can begin to specialise in an area that takes your interest and aim for a future career in the creative industries.
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*