Course Type: Full Time

Level 3 Art and Design

  • Course Code AAA0029
  • Start Date 3rd September 2018
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Baltic Campus
If you're looking for a creative course that offers plenty of room for creative expression and opportunities to build your portfolio, this one is for you...


This course covers painting, sculpture, textiles, fine art, photography, multi-media, graphic design and illustration, helping you to develop your skills across a broad range of techniques. You’ll choose one to specialise in for your final major project, build a portfolio of work for progression to higher education or employment and showcase your creative ability in a final year exhibition.


All students on the course are offered the opportunity to work with industry and take on commercial commission work.


The creative industries department is highly commended for our industrial links and partnerships. We're industry-focused and have partnerships with a range of creative businesses and organisations. These links provide great opportunities, including placements and real-world project briefs.


You’ll complete work experience and commercial briefs with our creative business partners and have the opportunity to have your work exhibited at the Sage and Baltic - two nationally prestigious venues in Gateshead.


The course also acts as a pathway into Higher Education with the Extended Diploma being equivalent to three A levels. You can achieve up to 168 UCAS points on completion of this course

An interview is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment using class based assignments and portfolio of evidence

How will I be taught?

A mixture of classroom, practical and workshop work.

The course is very practical, and is delivered by tutors with a wealth of experience.

Qualifications needed

Four GCSEs at C (4) or above, or a Level 2 Diploma at Merit or above, preferably in appropriate subject areas. Level 2 English/literacy is essential. Level 2 Math/numeracy is desirable. Students without either or both will be encouraged to study them alon

This course is free to those aged 19 years and under.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced course fees. This depends on your individual circumstances.

If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 or over you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee in full upfront, minus a 10% discount.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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