Entry 3 Art & Design is a one-year course that is delivered jointly by the Creative Arts and Supported Studies departments. Supported studies is for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities, aged 16-24, who require discrete special educational needs (SEND) provision and additional support.
Throughout the year, students developed their creative skills through practical projects using 2d and 3d skills such as Painting, Drawing, Photography, Set Design, Print and Media. They participated in the Royal Opera House Design Challenge, creating set designs for La Bohème, including a wonderful trip to the Royal Opera House to see the ballet Manon.
In addition, the course delivers transferable skills useful for future study or employment. This was a focus of the students’ Final Major project (FMP). For this, students were asked to produce suitable artwork for a Hitchin Market stall, as well as working together to plan and organize and run the market stall itself.
On completion of the course, students could progress onto another supported studies course, a mainstream vocational course (such as Level 1 Art and Design) or access supported employment and community learning.