Develop your core skills and critical thinking. Gain experience of the possible routes within art and design. Use the skills and knowledge you acquire to progress onto an honours degree. The extended route in art and design allows you to make an informed choice of which degree route you want to pursue and give you an introductory experience to different creative areas. The extra year will also help you make the transition into higher education more smoothly. You will have the opportunity to experience the full range of creative art and design subject areas, as well as gaining the research and study skills needed to progress further.