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Art and Design

Our varied and dynamic courses will allow you to put your creativity and imagination to great use. You will be able to specialise in a variety of areas including fashion, photography, graphic design and fine art. Our contemporary learning and gallery spaces are also the perfect place exhibit your work.

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Academic year: 21/22


On this course you will gain knowledge and experience in a variety of media and techniques in order to make an informed choice from the wide range of Art and Design courses available for study at Higher Education level. This course will prepare you for a career in Art and Design and enable you to build a portfolio of work.

Academic year: 21/22

Duration: 2nd September 2021 to 24th June 2022


The UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication are qualifications for post-16 students looking to pursue a specialist career in the creative industries. Both qualifications provide students with the necessary industry relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to access appropriate entry level roles, training programmes or apprenticeships in the creative sector, or apply for progression to related higher education courses

This two-year course provides a varied but focussed programme giving students the skills, experience and knowledge to progress to Higher Education and a career in the Creative Industries. Students will learn in a practical and theoretical way and explore how art and design can be applied to employment and the community.

Qualification aims

To enable the candidate to:

1. Have a critical and contextual awareness of different perspectives and approaches within art, design or communication
2. Research, analyse and evaluate relevant information and ideas in order to develop creative solutions
3. Understand, adapt and safely use appropriate and practical methods and skills for creative production
4. Solve complex problems through the application of practical, theoretical and technical understanding
5. Critically review the effectiveness and appropriateness of methods, actions and results
6. Use evaluative and reflective skills in order to take responsibility for own learning, development and decision making
7. Take responsibility for the research, planning, time management and actions to access progression opportunities.
8. Effectively present themselves and their work to appropriate audiences through internal and external exhibitions of work and presentations

Academic year: 21/22

Duration: 2nd September 2021 to 24th June 2022


The Level 1 Award and Diploma in Art, Design & Media will provide you with an introduction to art, design and media, enabling you to acquire the requisite knowledge, skills and understanding to progress to further education or employment within the creative industries.

Academic year: 21/22

Duration: 2nd September 2021 to 24th June 2022


The Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design will provide young people with an introduction to art and design, enabling the learner to both re-engage with education and acquire the requisite knowledge, skills and understanding to progress to further education or employment within the creative industries.

Apprenticeship vacancies

To find out more about apprenticeships through Macclesfield College, give our Maxim Team a call on 01625 410022.


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