Art and Design BTEC Foundation Diploma Level 3

BTEC

In Southampton

Price on request

Description

  • Type

    BTEC

  • Location

    Southampton

This course is designed as an intensive diagnostic program to determine and confirm your future direction in art and design. It utilises the specialist facilities of the college and diverse experience of the tutors to guide you through the skills required to begin a HND / Foundation Degree / Degree programme. The range of specialism's we usually cover are: fine art, graphic design, fashion

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities

Location

Start date

Southampton (Hampshire)
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Britannia Road, SO14 5FP

Start date

On request

About this course

You must already have either an A-Level or a National Diploma in an Art and Design subject. You will also need to show a portfolio of your work demonstrating observation drawing, creative ideas, different media and techniques and art or design history, as well as showing commitment to study at this level. Entry criteria for mature students will be discussed on an individual basis. No formal...

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Course programme


Art & Design BTEC Foundation Diploma Level 3

About the course:
This course is designed as an intensive diagnostic program to determine and confirm your future direction in art and design. It utilises the specialist facilities of the college and diverse experience of the tutors to guide you through the skills required to begin a HND / Foundation Degree / Degree programme. The range of specialism's we usually cover are: fine art, graphic design, fashion and textiles, 3D design, photography, illustration, interior design and multimedia. These gain emphasis as the year progresses and the course is completed with a final show of student work.

Success Story:
This course has nearly a 100% success rate for gaining students a place on a degree level program. The college has pass rates that exceed national averages. Last year 95% of students passed the course.

Course Content:
The following unit titles give an outline of the course development.
Stage 1:

a. Information and Research

b. Recording and Responding

c. Media Experimentation

Stage 2

d. Information and Interpretation

e. Combined Experimental Studies

f. Media Development

g. Preparation and Progression

Stage 3

h. Integrating Theory and Practice

i. Personal Confirmatory Study

Learning Style:
Classes take place in specifically designed studios and involve a range of activities including group and individual work.Exciting assignments are designed to prepare the student for work life after college or progression onto University.

Equipment Requirements:
A wide variety of art and design specialist equipment is used throughout the year. Students are expected to provide basic equipment and most expendable materials. The college will provide some basic items. A full list is available on request but will vary in cost depending on specialist pathway interest. Students may also purchase a range of basic art equipment from the college shop at cost price. A detailed list with prices will be issued at enrolment.

Assessment:
All students are assessed at three major points during the year, at the completion of each course stage. The assessment is based on practical and written coursework produced as the course progresses. Students have to pass units 1 - 7 to progress onto the stage 3 of the course. Stage 3 is the only part of the course gaining a grade description.

Progression:
This course can lead to a career in the listed specialisms. Professional employment is usually preceded by Degree (BA Hons.) study. You can go on to study at Higher National Diploma, foundation degree or degree level in an art and design related subject, leading to a career in graphic design, illustration, fine art, surface decoration, fashion and textiles, 3D design, art and design history, multi and new media or design management. This is not an exclusive list.

Additional Information:
This is a one year full time programme. The course has approximately 15.5 hours allocated per week. Sessions times can start at 9.00AM and finish can finish up to 5pm. Timetabled sessions are spread throughout the week. Time and resources are available for students to undertake self-directed study during the week at college. Students should aim to duplicate guided taught hours in their own time. If you are under 19 at the start of the course, and studying a full time course, there are no tuition / exam fees. If you are over 19, you are liable for tuition / exam fees - please contact Student Services.

Code : Time : Duration : Day : Tuition Fee : Admin Fee
B01774 001 07/09/2009 - 25/06/2010 Not specified NO FEES
Requirement

You must already have either an A-Level or a National Diploma in an Art and Design subject. You will also need to show a portfolio of your work demonstrating observation drawing, creative ideas, different media and techniques and art or design history, as well as showing commitment to study at this level.
Entry criteria for mature students will be discussed on an individual basis. No formal qualifications are needed but you will need a satisfactory school report and a strong commitment and interest in the industry.

Art and Design BTEC Foundation Diploma Level 3

Price on request