This one-year vocational course will develop your skills and techniques in painting, drawing, photography, image manipulation and animation. You will research artists, photographers and the media industry. In addition, you’ll participate in course-related work experience. This course will prepare you for level three-related courses (A Level or vocational).
Level: Vocational (level 2)
Begin with the end in mind
POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS:
Journalist, radio presenter, photographer, architect, and web designer.
POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS:
Illustration, architecture, animation, and photography.
FURTHER COLLEGE STUDY OPTIONS:
Fine art, textiles, photography, critical and contextual studies, graphic communication, media studies, film studies, and digital media (level three).
Topics you'll cover
- Painting and drawing
- Graphic communication.
Assessment and Qualification
- 100% coursework
- Annotated workbooks
- Exam board: NCFE
- NCFE Certificate in Creative Craft (level two)
- Equivalent to two GCSEs.
Course entry requirements
- Four GCSEs at grades 2-3 (including Maths and English Language at grade 4 or above)
- A desire to progress on to art, design, media and film-related courses
- Good time management skills to do work outside lesson time and meet deadlines
- Access to a digital camera would be beneficial.
What students say about the course
"This course gave me a chance to be creative and do things I would never have thought of trying outside of college. For example, experimenting with sellotape transfers while building our skills in photography! I have learnt how to use software programmes such as Photoshop, which has improved my photography work even more."
Brandon Race-Oak, previously at Redbridge Community School
During your studies you will have access to extra materials and activities as part of your course. These extra items (such as equipment, study guides and workbooks etc.) are built into the normal day-to-day running of our courses and so we ask students to make an annual payment towards these additional costs. If there are any issues with being able to pay these costs, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.
A copy of our course payment breakdown can be course payment breakdown.