King George V College


After completing the course, you will have gained the equivalent of 3 A Levels alongside a substantial portfolio of Art and Design work that will demonstrate your practical skills in addition to your knowledge in a specialist subject area. This will assist you with interviews at University or when applying for work in the creative industries.


This course is entirely assessed through coursework, culminating in a final major project that you will work on. The BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design covers an array of Art subjects for you to develop in.

Textiles and Fashion in which you will look into specialist textile techniques, fashion media, pattern construction and development.

Fine art: image manipulation, 2D animation, small-scale design and human scale working, you will learn how to generate, develop and realise fine art ideas and principals.

Graphics and New Media allows you to look into photography and digital media, alongside the techniques and technology that goes alongside this experimental imagery; you will also learn typographic design, and narrative image making.

Photography is a range of lens based media in which you will look into traditional and digital processes; you will explore different genres of photography, for example, portraiture, landscape, still life, documentary, experimental, and photo-journalism. You will have the opportunity to work with traditional film, digital, and video, as well as any combination of these methods.


Upon successful completion of the course, most students progress onto higher education (Degree or HND) in their chosen area of study or go onto employment. All art and design students proudly take part in public exhibitions through KGV. Many students sell their work and are commissioned for future projects as a direct result of exhibiting at the KGV Creative Festival and through Southport Contemporary Arts Gallery.

Career opportunities are varied and include illustrator, fine artist, painter, printmaker, calligrapher, sculpture, art therapist, jewellery designer, set designer, sign writer, interior designer, animator, graphic designer, textile or fashion designer, photographer of film, cinema, journalism, fashion etc. Also, visual marketing designer, fashion marketing, visual merchandiser, the list is a vast one and spreads all throughout the creative industries! Student Higher Education destinations to study Art include The Royal College of Art London, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Edinburgh, Glasgow School of Art, Leeds School of Art, University of Sheffield, University of Birmingham, John Moores University and many more!

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