• FT/PTFT
  • Age group16-18
  • Awarding bodyEdexcel

Overview

If you are interested in following a career within the creative sector, then this is a great place to start. In line with the most up to date industry practice, this course is designed to be multidisciplinary, allowing you to experience and practice an exciting range of skills including fine art, illustration, photography, digital graphics, fashion and textiles, and to integrate these into your project work. As well as exploring set briefs, you will also develop independent creative projects, allowing you the freedom to develop your project work in an individual way.

Typical routes learners choose to develop their project work in include:

 
Fashion / Textiles
Opportunities using our well-equipped fashion, textiles & print studios: fashion design and illustration, fashion branding, garment and accessory production, screen printing, creative textiles, interior design and surface pattern.

Photography / Digital Graphics
Opportunities using our well-equipped digital suites, photography studios and dark room: studio and location photography, image editing and manipulation, printmaking, creative experimental techniques, studio and lighting management and image communication.

Fine Art / Illustration
Opportunities using our well-equipped art & print studios, and digital suites: concept investigation, drawing, painting, traditional and digital illustration, concept art, installation and large scale 3D work.

As well as Practical Skills and Creative Projects, you will work on Personal Progression, where you will investigate career opportunities and routes within the creative sector.
There are no exams on this course, as all work undertaken is assignment based. You can study this course for one year to achieve the Diploma, or two years to achieve the Extended Diploma.

Course Information

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Year 1 units: Skills Development & Creative Project
Year 2 units: Personal Progression & Creative Industry response

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4/5 or above including maths and English and/ or an appropriate Level 2 art and design qualification.

University opportunities for Fashion / Textiles: Our students have progressed to study degrees such as fashion design, fashion buying and merchandising, fashion journalism, costume design, contemporary textiles products, interior design and surface pattern design. Career opportunities for Fashion / Textiles include: Fashion design, interior design, costume design, product design, fashion illustration, teaching, marketing, journalism, production, buying and merchandise.


University opportunities for Photography / Digital Graphics: Our students have progressed to study degrees such as commercial photography, fine art photography, photo journalism, digital graphics, animation and visual effects.
Career opportunities for Photography / Digital Graphics include: Fashion photography, commercial photography, fine art photography, photo-journalism, live events, teaching, graphics, TV and broadcast media.


University opportunities for Fine Art / Illustration: Our students have progressed to study degrees such as fine art, illustration, concept design, animation, glass and ceramics, product design and graphic communication.
Career opportunities for Fine Art / Illustration include: Fine art, illustration, graphic design, teaching, curating, conservation and restoration, tattoo artist, community art worker, film and theatre.

To find out more about jobs in your local area, please visit Career Coach.

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As a creative arts student, you'll benefit from Middlesbrough College's great facilities and high quality equipment and materials. This includes a photography studio and darkroom, large Apple iMac suite, spacious workshops and print and textiles studio. Students get involved in a range of projects to develop their creative skills including fashion shows, designing posters for theatre performances and the end of year art show.

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Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

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Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

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Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

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