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Diploma in Art and Design (QCF)

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing

What will you be working towards?

Code NFC00059
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 2


Throughout the course, you will explore a range of skills in graphic design, fashion, textiles, photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, animation and three-dimensional design. Our specialist and industry experienced tutors will work with you throughout the course to help you refine your skills and identify your specialism, in preparation for further study and employment including apprenticeships


Units you may study include: Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills in art and design Introduction to contextual research in art and design Introduction to drawing skills Introduction to communication skills in art and design Solving 2D creative problems Solving 3D creative problems Solving time-based creative problems Developing and producing a personal project in art and design Work experience Competitions Client based projects Employability skills

How will it be delivered?

100% Assessment - Coursework

Entry requirements

Ideally at least 4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 or grade A*-D including a creative subject or a Level 1 qualification, but this is subject to discussion at your interview. If you haven't already achieved a GCSE grade 5 or grade C in English or Maths, then you will study either GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths alongside your other qualifications.

Your next steps...

After completing your course you could progress on to study a Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design. Alternatively, you could progress straight into employment including apprenticeships. Studying art and design could lead to a career as a graphic designer, fine artist, gallery or museum curator, printmaker, fashion designer, photographer, illustrator, sculptor and many other opportunities.


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