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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 NFC00061
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3

Overview

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.

Details

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 Work experience Competitions Client based projects Employability skills

How will it be delivered?

100% Assessment - Coursework

Entry requirements

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.

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