OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma inArt and Design

International Students

Looking for our International Website? Click on the link below to go there.

International Website

This course is designed to give you a broad skills base in 2d, 3d, digital and photographic art forms, developing and realising your creative ideas.

You will have access to multiple studio spaces and industry standard photographic and digital technology. Throughout your studies your work will be regularly exhibited and 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

  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade at 4 or above including English (and ideally Maths)
  • Progression from Level 2 NQF internally will require successful completion at Merit standard and improvement in Maths &/or English

Progression Opportunities

  • Degree level study at university or Specialist Institution
  • Employment


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

Open Days - Register your interest

We will let you know when future dates become available


Key Facts



Course Duration:

2 Years

College Course Code:

  • 20/21HFH0051
This start date has passed. Please contact us for more information.

Awarding Body:

Oxford Cambridge & RSA Examinations

My Shortlist

  • There are currently no courses in your shortlist - have a look around and if you find a course that interests you, add it to your shortlist