Those wishing to develop their skills in art, craft and design at level 2. Instruction is offered in a variety of creative media by carrying out projects that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The BTEC First Diploma is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grades A - C.
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Start Date: September 2010
End Date: July 2011
Coleg Powys Newtown
Tutor: Sandy Craig
this course for? Those wishing to develop their skills in art, craft
and design at level 2. Instruction is offered in a variety of creative
media by carrying out projects that are based on realistic workplace
situations, activities and demands. The BTEC First Diploma is equivalent
to 4 GCSEs at grades A - C.
Previous knowledge required: You
will generally need to have 4 GCSE's at grades D-G,or a Foundation
Certificate or equivalent in a related subject, or related work
experience. It is important that you have a lively and enquiring mind, an
interest in art,craft and design, a willingness to explore new ideas and
the ability to communicate your ideas effectively. At interview students
will be asked to present a portfolio of work. Applications from mature
students are welcome.
What will I study? During the course
you will develop your skills, understanding and knowledge through project
work in a variety of art, craft and design areas. These might include
drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, surface pattern,
photography, graphic design, computer aided art and design and 3D design
crafts. The course is delivered in the context of learning about other
artists, craftspeople and designers from various times and cultures.
else will I do? Students will also undertake a BTEC Short Course
Diploma in Visual Arts. All students receive tuition in Key Skills and it
may be possible for students to undertake a GCSE in Maths or English.
There will be visits to galleries and museums and the opportunity to
participate in overseas visits. Students will attend presentations by
practicing artists, craftspeople or designers and there will be a
client-based work experience project.
How will I be assessed? Coursework
will be handed in at various stages throughout the course for progress
reviews and assessments.
What will I achieve? BTEC First
Diploma in Art & Design, BTEC Short Course Diploma in Visual Arts, Key
Skills: Information Technology, Communication and A.O.N. OCN units in
Induction, Work Experience and Careers.
What can I do
afterwards? This qualification will help you prepare for employment in
the art, craft and design industries or for further studies at Coleg
Powys. Successful candidates can be interviewed for progression to the
BTEC National Diploma in Art & Design (3 'A' level equivalent).
required: A variety of materials and tools necessary for the
specialist skills taught are required for this course. Details are given