Level 3 Art and Design

Course Details

Qualification: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design Type: Full-time
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English, plus a satisfactory portfolio. Start Date: Sept 17
Length: 2 years

On this course you will continue to develop strong art and design skills. Depending on the route you take, you might study modules such as fine art, digital image capture and edit, graphic design, exploring specialist textiles techniques, non resistant materials or studio photography, alongside design methods and contextual references. You will develop your professional skills, gain work experience, alongside building a portfolio for university or employment.

 

Unit 1: Visual recording in Art and Design
Unit 2: Materials Techniques and Processes in Art and Design
Unit 3: Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design
Unit 4: Communication Through Art and Design
Unit 5: Contextual Influences in Art and Design
Unit 6: Application, Exploration and Realisation (Final Major Project)
Unit 10: Personal and Professional Development in Art and Design
Unit 32: Experimental Imagery in Photography
Unit 33: Lens Based Image Making
Unit 34: Image Manipulation using Computer Applications
Unit 45: Graphic Image Making
Unit 50: Information Graphics
Unit 75: Drawing from Observation
Unit 76: Generating Fine Art Ideas
Unit 80: Painting in Fine Art
Unit 101: Exploring Non Resistant Materials
Unit 102: Extending Non Resistant Materials
Unit 108: Extending Specialist Textiles Techniques

Generally your assessments throughout the course will be in the form of assignments and exams. The type and content of these assignments will vary depending on the particular unit that is being assessed. It is important that you realise that you are being assessed continually and will earn grades for all work that you do and it is therefore important to strive for good grades, particularly if you hope to progress to university.

All assignments are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. For every assignment you will receive an assignment brief which will clearly outline what you have to do for the assessment and how you can achieve your grades. On the BTEC Extended Diploma your final qualification will show three grades e.g. D*D*D*, DMM, MMP. The 3 grades reflect the fact that your BTEC Diploma is equivalent to 3 A Levels. Progression onto HE requires a minimum MMM grade profile.

As an Art and Design student you will be given the opportunity to attend a variety of industry trips and specialist visits which might include galleries in Liverpool and Manchester, the National Film and Media Museum, artist studios and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Students will present all their final year work in a fabulous end of year show where industry professionals pick out outstanding work and award prizes.
You will be learning to make a sale-able product for an end of year stall. You will also be invited to meet with professionals in Creative Industries to explore different job roles.

We have fantastic spacious studio spaces with specialist equipment including printmaking tools, a photography studio and dark room with industry standard editing software.

Students will present all their final year work in a fabulous end of year show where industry professionals pick out outstanding work and award prizes.

You will be learning to make a saleable product for an end of year stall. You will also be invited to meet with professionals in Creative Industries to explore different job roles.

Students are asked to pay a consumable fee which will be confirmed at enrolment. This will provide them with a great value kit of Art materials, a sketch book, some mount card, a free visit to a gallery and contribute to the materials used on the course.

In year 2 students are asked to pay a consumable fee of approximately £60.00 and in return receive three sketchbooks, mount card for the final exhibition and portfolio, a visit to UCAS “Design your Futures” fair and contribute to the cost of course materials.

Additional costs might include sketchbooks, printer credits, specialist materials for final pieces and non-compulsory trips and visits that include: Liverpool Tate and Walker Gallery, Manchester Art Galleries, The Stitch and Knit show at Harrogate, Media Museum and Impressions Gallery- Bradford, London – Harry Potter Studios, Residential visit to London.

Former students are studying at a number of top universities including Goldsmith’s College, Central St. Martin’s School of Art, the Edinburgh College of Art, Kingston University and the Wimbledon College of Fashion.

Our students have gone on to gain fantastic careers such as Web Designer, Set Designer for Theatre and TV, Film Maker, Photographer, Furniture Designer, Product Designer, Illustrator, Art Therapist, Architect, Fashion Designer, Town Planner, Costume Designer, Special Effects Props and Make up, Computer Games Designer, Museum Curator, Industrial Ceramic Designer or Teacher.

Meet Sadie Goode

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After achieving a Triple Distinction* in a BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design, Sadie began studying a Degree in Costume Design with Textiles at the University of Huddersfield.

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