Art & Design - OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma | Loughborough College

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in
Art and Design

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In the first year of your studies you will gain a broad skills base in 2D, 3D and Digital/Photographic art forms. You will develop and refine your creative ideas towards creating final outcomes. You will often be working from a brief or commission and will work with lecturers to apply your interests and skills to meet the demands of the brief.

You will have access to multiple studio spaces and industry standard photographic and digital technology. In your second year you will build upon your skills and explore techniques such as print making, fine art and design. Throughout your studies your work will be regularly exhibited and in the second year you will be involved in planning, installing and running your own exhibition

Course Content

Example modules covered.

Year One

  • Art & Design in Context
  • Exploring digital photography
  • How artists and designers use 3d materials techniques and processes
  • Understanding sculpture
  • How artists and designers use 2d materials techniques and processes
  • Fine art drawing
  • Using digital technology in graphic design
  • Digital image creation
  • Realising an outcome for a specialist art or design brief
Year Two
  • Portrait photography
  • Landscape photography
  • Fine art printmaking
  • Digital fine art
  • Contemporary fine art
  • Creating 3d art or design work
  • Design for advertising
  • Exhibiting and presenting artwork
  • Art and design illustration
Assessment will be ongoing through assignments set throughout the year. You will be creating assignment evidence in portfolios both physically and digitally. You will also be assessed through your process work, annotation, research and final outcomes. Your creative and investigative work throughout will be assessed. Staff will modify assessment evidence type in discussion with you to ensure that you have the best opportunity to succeed. Staff will discuss with you any additional assessment support that you may require and strive to ensure that all students are able to demonstrate their best work in all assessments


All units and assessments are Work Related Learning and have a strong focus on employability and skills development. All Creative Arts students will complete 20 hours of work experience alongside their course. Students will have the opportunity to engage with professionals and industry throughout their studies.

Entry Requirements

Students should achieve 5 GCSE’s or equivalent at Grade at 4 or above including English (and ideally Maths). Students can enrol on this qualification from external or internal routes. Progression from Level 2 NQF internally will require successful completion at Merit standard and improvement in Maths &/or English. Successful students can progress to HE either internally or externally

Progression Opportunities

  • Degree level study at university or Specialist Institution
  • Employment


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Key Facts


  • September 2018

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time (FT)



Course Duration:

2 Years

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

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College Course Code:

  • 18/19HFH0051

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