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Art & Design Extended Diploma

Art & Design Extended Diploma (Years 12 & 13)

The new Art & Design Extended Diploma at North Bridge House Senior Hampstead presents an exciting opportunity for creative students seeking a Sixth Form pathway to leading art institutions and a successful career in creative design.

Students will benefit from expert and individualised support throughout the course, leading to the development of the key creative skills assessed within the course and, most importantly, ensuring personal development and confidence in creativity.

Specialist university preparation

Specifically designed to facilitate entry to leading art institutions (without the need to sit a foundation year course), the BTEC Level 3 Art & Design Extended Diploma is delivered in the style of a degree programme, to best prepare you for higher education with lectures, seminars and workshops – all led by specialists in their fields.

As well as providing students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to further education, higher education or employment in the Art & Design industry, the outcome of this qualification is the equivalent of 3 A Levels and a substantial portfolio to showcase at interview.

Our bespoke offer includes:

Professional mentoring

Partnered artists will contribute to the History of Art / Contemporary Art lecture programme, lead group crits, advise on university and employment pathways, and provide 1-2-1 tutoring to ensure your personal development.

More than academia

Access to our extensive enrichment programme, including LAMDA & music lessons, sports clubs, wellbeing initiatives and language lessons, providing all-round character education.

Study abroad

Bring a global perspective and cultural influence to your portfolio with annual residencies to Spain and Italy in each year of the course.

State-of-the-art facilities

For ceramics, photography, screen-printing and textiles, as well as an Art and Design library and research space, exclusive access to galleries and artist studios, and a 1-2-1 laptop device.

Sample timetable

MondayStudio WorkshopLecture/Seminar
TuesdayStudio WorkshopStudio Workshop
Wednesday1-2-1 Mentoring/Group Crits1-2-1 Mentoring/Group Crits
ThursdayLecture/SeminarStudio Workshop
FridayStudio WorkshopTrips/Visits

Studio workshops:

Work experience

Students will undertake a meaningful 10-day work placement, to develop skills and knowledge in a relevant area, via our strong industry links with well-established organisations and individuals within the art and design industry.

If you would like to find out more about the BTEC Level 3 Art & Design Extended Diploma at North Bridge House Senior Hampstead, please do get in touch and the Admissions Team will arrange an appointment with the Head of Visual Arts:


Enquiries :020 7428 1520