Preston College

Art, Design & Media - BTEC Introductory Diploma

Preston College
In Preston

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Typology BTEC
Location Preston
  • BTEC
  • Preston
Description

You will gain a variety of skills to enable you to progress to art and design and/or media programmes at a higher level. You will cover a range of art and design concepts and theory, though much of this will be covered in a very practical way. The media elements of the course cover multimedia applications including Digital Photography and Photo-Shop. You will learn to combine the products you.

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Location

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Preston (Lancashire)
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Moor Park Avenue,, PR1 6AS

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· Requirements

Students aged 16 to 18 should have 23 to 27 GCSE points, together with a portfolio of work. Students aged 19 or over should have GCSEs at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications. All candidates will be interviewed to assess their eligibility for the course.

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Course programme



Art, Design & Media - BTEC Introductory Diploma

Course ID:
PC68192

Academy:
Creative Arts

Introduction:
BTEC Introductory Diplomas are practical `hands-on` programmes which give you the chance to explore particular subjects, and to acquire appropriate vocational skills. This Foundation (Level 1) course provides a basic practical introduction to art, design, media and its related subjects. All classes will take place in specialist art facilities at our multi-million pound Park Campus, which is a Centre of Excellence for creative arts.

Study Mode & Location:
This one year Part-Time+ course will be held at Preston College, Park Campus, Moor Park Avenue, Preston, PR1 6AP.

Course Content:
You will gain a variety of skills to enable you to progress to art and design and/or media programmes at a higher level. You will cover a range of art and design concepts and theory, though much of this will be covered in a very practical way. The media elements of the course cover multimedia applications including Digital Photography and Photo-Shop. You will learn to combine the products you make (both art and media) in order to produce multimedia products and 2D graphics (eg Powerpoint presentations, CD-Roms etc).

Assessment:
All your work will be assessed through 100% coursework. You will compile assignments into portfolios which will be marked regularly throughout the year. You will also produce a personal project which will make up 25% of your marks and will be externally assessed.

At the end of the course you will be awarded a pass (P), merit (M) or distinction (D) grade, which will appear on your certificate.

Careers & Progression Opportunities:
Successful completion of this course allows progression to a Level 2 (Intermediate) course where you can either specialise in Art & Design or in Media. This can then lead to a number of related Level 3 (Advanced) courses which may in turn lead to employment within the art and media industries or to degree level studies at University.

Additional Costs:
You should be prepared to buy some art materials and blank CDs/disks. It is also advisable to invest in a USB memory stick to enable you to back up your computer generated work.

How To Apply
You will need to complete a Further Education Application Form. These will be available from mid-May.
Many courses have limited places so please return your application form as soon as possible. Following acceptance of your application, the earliest you may enrol is mid-June.

Part-Time+ Course Benefits
Part-Time+ courses are ideal if you are looking to return to education, change career or progress to higher level studies. Courses last between 11 and 18 hours per week, for a full year and fit in with school hours and holidays. They offer:

  • support with accessing a variety of funds including an Adult Learning Grant of up to £30 per week.
  • a bursary meaning there are reduced tuition fees.
  • childcare support.
  • transport to and from College.
  • an individual development plan to guide you to your next step.
  • personal tutor support throughout your course.


Help, Advice & Further Information
If you know of someone who would like to study a course at Preston College but their first language is not English, please contact the Advice Centre on their behalf to discuss the options available.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thur 9am-7.30pm (9am-5pm during College holidays)
Fri 9.30am-4.30pm

The information contained in this leaflet was correct at the time of production. Preston College however, reserves the right to alter or amend the details contained in this leaflet. This course will run subject to sufficient student numbers.

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