Art is passion, and here at the Grimsby Institute our specialist facilities will help you nurture and grow that passion into a career.
Our Grimsby School of Art at the Nuns Corner Campus is packed full of specialist facilities including a photography studio, a print room for etching, silkscreen or relief printing and studios for ceramics, graphic design and fashion, you will truly be spoilt for ways to express your creativity.
The Level 3 Art and Design Diploma is split over two years and covers a variety of projects that develops different disciplines, fine art and drawing, fashion and textiles, graphic design and animation, ceramics, 3D/ sculpting and print. Planning and organization, innovation, self expression and discipline are promoted through a greater degree of independency in learners final projects.
Year One: The Creative Process and Developing Creative Practice: this is an introduction to core skills, solving problems within art and design and exploring and documenting the creative industry and own progression. Responding to a set brief – learners devise a final major project according to their specialist areas, this is a 10-week project and is displayed in a public exhibition.
Year Two: Researching a Specialist Industry Practice & Specialist Technical Skills: learners take a focused approach on a chosen field, working on self-directed briefs. This develops skills involving identifying the audience, and documenting and confirming individual progress throughout. During the Specialist Creative Outcome learners devise a final project according to specialist areas and this is set over 10 weeks and is displayed in a public exhibition when completed.
When you do a vocational qualification you will learn in a workshop, salon or studio as appropriate for your subject and you will usually be assessed through practical assessments, projects, assignments and oral and written questions. There may be exams in some subjects and your tutor will prepare you for these.
Entry requirements for our courses depend on the specific requirements of each Programme of Study and an individual’s previous experience, which will all be discussed during the interview process.
The following is a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry on to a particular level of a course.
Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4 (previously C) or above including Math's and English language OR Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above including Math's and English language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 2 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Math's at level 2 and a portfolio of Artwork at interview.
Successful students may progress onto the next level in their chosen subject, into employment or an apprenticeship, or, after a level 3 qualification, to Higher Education at the University Centre Grimsby or other other University.
Potential employment prospects include: Character Designer, Illustrator, Fine Art Painter, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Fashion Designer, Architecture, Stage Designer, 3D Crafts Maker, Textile Surface Pattern Artist, Community Artist, Art and Design teacher, Ceramics Artist, Digital Artist, Set Designer, Curator... The list goes on!