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Art and Design

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    Ideal if: you'd like to explore many areas of art and design before choosing an area in which to specialise.

    You'll learn: drawing, fine art, painting and elements of sculpture and surface design, graphic design and illustration, photography, printmaking and contextual studies.

    Expect to: develop a great and broad portfolio of work that can support your application to a higher education course, to start your own business or enter employment.

    You'll love: dedicated studio space five days a week to work on projects and live assignment briefs.  As well as our iMac suites and close links with artists in the industry.

    This course covers a broad range of topics relevant to the art and design industry.

    “Teachers are well qualified and experienced; they are passionate about their subject and impart their knowledge and understanding with enthusiasm.” (Ofsted, 2016)

    This is a level 3 course in art and design that covers a wide range of topics including:

    • Visual recording
    • Historical and contextual studies
    • Materials, techniques and processes
    • Ideas and concepts
    • Visual communication 
    • Illustration
    • 3D design
    • Painting & printmaking
    • Fashion & textiles
    • Photography
    • Sculpture

    Gloucestershire College has excellent facilities, and specialised staff with industry experience. You will take part in live assignment briefs and have the chance to be part of a variety of trips.

    The College has close links with artists, for example PJ Crook (our honorary Vice President) and Russell Haines and many of our lecturers are also artists within their own right. We forge close links with industry including local galleries and exhibition space for students to show their work. You will enjoy large, light working spaces, a dedicated fashion room at our Cheltenham Campus, print room, darkroom, life drawing studio, photography studio and digital art suites (both Mac and PC).

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Why Gloucestershire College?

We guide any ambitious and motivated person on their journey through education and their career, by providing the right environment that encourages and nurtures individual talents.

Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.