BTEC Extended Diploma, equivalent to 3 A-Levels
Why should I study this subject?
If you love art and design and feel your future is in the creative industries, this course will be great for you. BTEC Art and Design is a full time, two year, level 3 art course which has been designed to develop your skills in a range of artistic disciplines including: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography (both darkroom and digital), textiles, fashion, 3D and many others. You will develop visual communication skills and the ability to think conceptually which will help you develop into truly independent artists and designers. The course gives you the opportunity to develop intellectual, imaginative and creative art work and use a wide range of artistic media.
What will I study?
Year 12 In the first year you will be introduced to the formal elements of art and design and you will explore a range of media including drawing, painting, 3D, photography, print and textiles. You will be taught skills in all these areas and work through projects designed to develop your artistic ability. As the year progresses we will help you choose a specialism and produce a final major project in that area.
Year 13 You will explore and deepen your experience and knowledge in your chosen specialism as your work become increasingly independent. We will help you develop a portfolio of work and prepare you for either university or job interviews. During the year you will be set a range of projects designed to stretch and challenge you before concluding in a final major project and end of year exhibition.
What are the entry requirements?