Course: Art & Design Level 3

Study Level

Level 3

Course Code



Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


2 Years



If you are passionate about art, design and/or photography including drawing, graphics and textiles or you want to be an artist, photographer or fashion designer – it all starts here.

These courses will set you up for an exciting and challenging career in the creative skills industries. Each course will provide you with a broad introduction to the creative subjects also including printmaking, painting, 3D, illustration, ceramics and animation.

Creative work is based in sketchbooks and presented in your individual portfolio, enabling you to progress to the next level or stage including university and employment.

You will have the opportunity to take part in live projects set by employers and visit local and national exhibitions. Your work will also be showcased at our end of year exhibition and celebration.

Why study with us:

  • We have dedicated creative spaces with specialist equipment and facilities including print tables, sewing machines, painting and drawing spaces, a 3D studio, photography darkrooms, computers and digital printers
  • There is the opportunity to undertake work experience in local studios, which looks fantastic on your CV


At least four GCSE’s at grade 5 or above, or completion of Art and Design Level 2 at merit grade.


Work is project based and presented in sketchbooks and a portfolio which is showcased in an end-of-year exhibition. You will be assessed and supported throughout the two year course with regular reviews, formative and final assessment on each of the 18 units gaining a pass, merit or distinction.


Art, Design and Photography can lead you to study a degree such as Professional Photographic Practice or Fashion and Textiles with the University of Suffolk at East Coast College or other universities.

You can also progress into an apprenticeship or employment in careers such as architecture, graphic and web design, illustration, photography or fashion design.

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