Diploma in Art and Design (QCF)
Arts, Media and Publishing
What will you be working towards?
||National Award (BTEC)
Throughout the course, you will cover a broad range of subjects, developing your experience and skills in a range of art and design subjects such as drawing, painting, graphics, fashion, textiles, sculpture, printmaking, photography animation and three-dimensional design. The course will help you to develop the knowledge and experience you will need to build a portfolio of work and create a rewarding career in the creative art and design industry.
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 on the Extended Diploma course.
Units you may study include:
Introduction to visual language in art and design
Introduction to research skills in art and design
Introduction to critical and contextual awareness in art and design
Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills in art and design
An integrated approach to 2D problem solving in art and design
An integrated approach to 3D problem solving in art and design
An integrated approach to time-based problem solving in art and design
Developing an art and design product
Opportunities for progression in art and design
Client based projects
How will it be delivered?
100% Assessment - Coursework
Ideally at least 5 GCSEs at grade 9-5 or A*-C including English, Maths and a creative subject or a Level 2 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 design, fine art, cinematics, film, photography, interior design, fashion or related fields at university. 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.