Art & Design
CTEC Level 3

Awarding Body: OCR

Qualification Level(s)

Available as:

• Certificate (1 year, equivalent to an AS level)
• Introductory Diploma (2 years, equivalent to an A level)

Course Description

This is a coursework-based qualification which offers the student a broad exploration of Art and Design. Students are assessed through essay and practical work.

Grade 4 in an Art based subject (if taken) or portfolio evidence required.

As an international student you must:

  • Demonstrate a suitable level of academic English, normally at CEFR level B1. For Tier Visa applications Portsmouth College recommends a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 overall (with no component lower than 5) to best succeed in your studies.
  • Demonstrate that you are competent to study at Level 3 in your chosen subjects during your application, including certificates of your qualifications and subject specific requirements such as evidence of an art portfolio for entry on to one of our Art courses.
  • Successfully complete a Skype interview with the College to discuss and assess your choices.

Students will study Art and Design in context, focusing on artists and designers of the major art movements of the first part of the twentieth century. This contextual research and understanding will be applied to students own work through a range of practical projects with students developing their skills in drawing, painting, printmaking and textiles.

The course is designed to be accessible to all learners who wish to develop their creative and practical ability. Students will have the opportunity to develop their skills in practical Art and Design lessons and explore historical movements in Art as part of their written investigations. Specialist areas of study on the course will include drawing and drawing materials, composition and colour in painting with a variety of media and relief printmaking, and using subtractive and layered printing techniques.

All work is internally assessed and externally moderated.

Opportunities that will get the students ready for the world of work have included entering the ‘Festival of the Sea’ competition run by Portsmouth City Council, the ‘Mambo’ surfboard design competition organised by Mambo Boards, and completing an ‘America’s Cup’ Poster design in conjunction with Victorious Festival. You will be working to live briefs in some instances, and can use these opportunities to add to your CV or university application. the E6 Programme at College can support you with your next steps.

This course could take you directly into employment, further level four study or university.

The course is continually assessed and deadlines will be supplied for various stages of the submission of work.