Level 4 Creative Practitioner Professional Diploma

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About this course

The Creative Practitioner Professional Diploma is specifically aimed at learners who want to build a successful career in the visual arts but don't know where to begin. With a strong emphasis on professional practice and practical learning, students will be guided by our knowledgeable and expert lecturers to setup your own visual arts practice. The course will allow learners to compile and build a strong portfolio of work and put together an application for funding arts based projects or business plan for starting a business.

The course has been designed to move away from the academic rigour of traditional HE models and mimic more of a working environment. It is suited to those who want the guidance and mentorship required to take their visual arts practice into a commercial context.

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What are the entry requirements?

The course is designed to be done after A levels or a BTEC National Extended Diploma. You should therefore have already achieved one of the following in order to apply:
1 full A Level or 2 AS Levels in a visual arts related subject or BTEC National Extended Diploma in a visual arts related subject

Course assessment

You need to pass each stage of the course in order to progress. The mark you get for this final stage will constitute your overall grade for the course, a pass, merit or distinction.

Where Can I Learn More?

For more information on gaining this qualification at Dudley College of Technology please contact the learner services team at learner.services@dudleycol.ac.uk or phone 01384 363 363.

Please Note

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All courses are run subject to numbers, although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information shown above, Dudley College reserves the right to amend the content/arrangements therein as deemed necessary.

All fees quoted are normally per year, are the “standard” prices only and may be subject to change without notice. This applies to those who have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course, for a purpose other than full-time education. Unless directly specified, there are no additional costs associated with materials to be purchased or trips for this course.

Exceptions to the ”standard” prices may apply - see below for details and how to find out more:

  • Students under 16 years of age - contact the 14-16 Centre Manager on 01384 363 208.
  • Students aged 16-18 are not usually required to pay course fees on full or part-time courses. Contact the admissions team on 01384 363 333 for further details.
  • Non-standard UK/EU/EEA residents and international students - contact the international office on 01384 363 356 or email: international@dudleycol.ac.uk.


Initial Assessment

Please note that you may be asked to complete an initial assessment for any course that Dudley College offers.

* Statistics from undergraduate induction survey 2013-14.