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    Creative Art

    Creative Art | Level 1 | P12036

    Study options

    How to study

    Full Time

    Start Dates

    Start Date

    September 2024



    1 Year



    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      The course aims to inspire you to consider a career in art and design, giving you the opportunity to develop your basic skills and understanding of the subject area. You will develop basic drawing, painting and mark making skills. There are also elements of design and craft, including ceramics, mixed media and digital photography. You will also develop your employability and independence skills.

    • Entry requirements

      Applicants will be expected to have a minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade 1 or an equivalent qualification.

      For applications to Art and Design pathways we require:
      up to 5 images of your work, including: development/sketchbook work and finished pieces. Each image can have up to 100 characters, which includes spaces and punctuation, of supporting/explanatory text. Mini-portfolio submissions can be PowerPoint/Word/PDF and no larger than 20mb.’

    • What modules will I study?
      • Being Organised
      • Creating a 3D Art Object
      • Creating An Art Image
      • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
      • Presenting an Image Using a Camera
    • How will I be assessed?

      You will be assessed through a number of creative projects. 

    • What can I do next?

      Typically learners will progress onto Level 2 Art and Design, Level 2 Digital Art or will explore apprenticeship options 

    • English & Maths

      Being confident with maths and English is not only important for everyday life but it’s expected as standard in the world of work. We’re committed to ensuring our learners have the full range of skills that universities and employers are looking for. If you haven’t yet achieved grade 4 (grade C) in English and maths and are aged between 16-18 years, you will continue to study these by undertaking a GCSE re-sit programme or appropriate stepping stone qualifications in addition to your vocational learning programme.

    • Work Experience

      We believe that the best way to get a real sense of your chosen industry is to try it out for yourself! That’s why all of our full time study programme courses include relevant industry work experience. It shows future employers you’ve got what it takes and are motivated to succeed. Not only does it look good on your CV, but it’s an opportunity to build up your confidence and industry contacts. Our Employment Hub works with over 500 local employers to ensure all students on full time study programmes have a high quality and meaningful work placement. So not only do you gain valuable work experience, it helps you decide on your future options, from choosing the right university course to finding the right employer. Work experience is a chance to you to spend time on an employer’s premises, observing the workplace, undertaking tasks (under supervision) alongside team members and learning the skills and behaviours needed at work. It’s designed to bridge the gap between your education and the world of work. It can help you to become aware of jobs you have not previously thought of, inform your career choices, develop your skills and help you gain the attitudes and behaviours expected at work. For more information on Work Experience, please contact our Employment Hub on 01283 494599 or email

    Apply now!

    More information on Creative, Design & Digital Media

    Explore Your Creativity! If you have a clear idea about your future career you can choose a specific pathway such as art and illustration, graphics, photography, games development, fashion and textiles or media. Alternatively, a more general art and design course might suit you if you’d like to gain exposure to a range of different creative works.

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    Contact Details

    Contact Details

    Burton and South Derbyshire College
    Tel: 01283 494400

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    Burton Town Centre Campus, Lichfield Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE14 3RL

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