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Art, Design and Fashion

School Leaver / 16 - 18 yr Old Vocational Courses

Bridge to Art & Design - Level 1

This course is aimed at young people who wish to develop their skills in visual and creative arts. The course is broad in its content and offers experiences in many of the specialist areas of Art & Design.

  • Course Description

    Individual projects will explore 2D and 3D design, ceramics, print making, painting and drawing and textiles. In addition, sessions to support career development, teamwork and enterprise are also offered.

    Access to specialist studios once a week combined with theory-based sessions complete the course. Class sizes are small with support available as appropriate.

  • Entry Requirements

    Whilst there are no formal entry requirements, students are expected to show willingness to learn, participate in and develop skills in a college environment. In addition, an artistic ability suited to the requirements of the course.

  • Course Length

    All of our foundation courses are 3 days a week and are a year long.

  • Progression Opportunities

    What can I do after this course at CWA?

    The College of West Anglia offers many opportunities to continue studying from entry level through to degrees at University Centre West Anglia. Some of the courses available for those who have successfully completed this course include:

    • Art & Design - Level 2 (King's Lynn)
  • Course Fees
    Age Cost
    16-18 Free*
    19+ £920

    * Certain courses may have additional costs to cover trips or DBS checks, and for some courses you will be expected to purchase additional items such as uniform or equipment.

    Fee information

    Though this course is free for those aged 16-18, there may be additional fees related to the programme, such as additional equipment or uniform, trips, DBS checks and work placement costs. Further information will be sent to all applicants before enrolment.

    Find all the information you need about course fees and financial help below.

    Information on Fees and Financial Help

    Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    • Gateway Certificate in Art & Design

    • EdExcel Functional Skills in English & Maths (Level 1/2)

    How is my course assessed?

    Assessment is ongoing and consistent throughout the year.

    Evidence is collated via an initial screening process and then regularly with LEARN.

Starting 07/09/2020

King's Lynn

Full-Time

Duration 1 Year

Art and Design Careers

Get insights into where our courses can lead you. See example work tasks and find real job vacancies.

Graphic designers

£31,000

Potential Salary

Arts officers, producers and directors

£44,000

Potential Salary

Artists

£29,000

Potential Salary

Success story

Emma Pegrum

Art and Design Level 3 (Extended Diploma)

Emma chose to study at CWA as she knew the college has a very strong art & design department.

“I learnt so much while at CWA, from being in the print studio to photography and graphic design. I will always remember how encouraging the tutors were and how they would push you to do your best.

Studying at CWA had benefited me a lot when moving on to the next stage in my life. The grade I achieved and the stills I learnt at CWA helped me get into university, as they were looking for someone with a wide understanding of art processes and techniques.”

Emma now works for a small family run, interior design company, making curtains and blinds along with smaller accessories such as cushions, bed runners and curtain tie backs.

Emma says "I love my job as it is creative, I am always making things and it is never boring.

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