The National Diploma
in Design Crafts is a broad based design course which introduces students
to a variety of craft skills. The course aims to encourage interpersonal
and business skills, practical problem solving and the development of a
personal, strong and varied visual language. All students will prepare a
folder of design work and will be equipped within the course to evaluate
and present their own work.
The course covers a
variety of design craft related subjects such as:
Students are assessed
through assignments and their portfolio of work.
should normally possess 4 GCSEs
(grade ‘C’ or above), an appropriate Intermediate GNVQ, or equivalent
qualification. They will also need a portfolio of Art and Design work and
be able to provide satisfactory references. Applications from indivduals
with relevant previous experience, including mature students, are
course will enable students to prepare a portfolio of design work and
equip them with the necessary skills to seek employment, work as a craft
person or progress to further study, either at HND or degree level in one
or more design craft disciplines.