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Art and Design Practice – Level 3 (Including Art and Design/Fashion and Textiles/Photography and Graphics)

Level 3
2 Years
Full Time
Middlehaven (Main Building)
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Course 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 andTextiles
  • Photography and Digital Graphics
  • Fine Art and Illustration

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.

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Careers in Creative Arts

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Explore Creative Arts

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.

Not sure what career path is right for you? Take the career path assessment. 

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Visit Middlesbrough College

Come and visit us on one of our college open days, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current students and staff.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand 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 to achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

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

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone's throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.