Southport College

BTEC Introductory Diploma in Art Design and Media

Southport College
In Southport

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Typology BTEC
Location Southport
  • BTEC
  • Southport
Description

To introduce students to a range of Art and Design subject areas and to enable students to develop the basic skills and knowledge relevant to these areas, therefore providing a good basis to go on to a more advanced qualification.

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Where and when

Location

Starts

Southport (Merseyside)
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Mornington Road, PR9 0TT

Starts

On request

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· Requirements

No formal qualifications are required. The student must demonstrate a keen interest in Art and Design by showing a portfolio of work, including some drawings from observation, and a willingness to explore new ideas. A satisfactory reference is required, together with a successful interview.

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Course programme

BTEC Introductory Diploma in Art, Design and Media

Course Aims:
To introduce students to a range of Art and Design subject areas and to enable students to develop the basic skills and knowledge relevant to these areas, therefore providing a good basis to go on to a more advanced qualification.

Course Content:
A range of subject areas are investigated, including;
- Painting and drawing
- 2-Dimensional design
- 3-Dimensional design, including ceramics
- Visual language
- The work of other artists and designers
- The basics of professional practice

There is a lot of practical work, which is supported by related written work. Literacy, Numeracy and IT skills will be developed as a part of this course.

There may be the opportunity to take additional qualifications.

Progression:
Successful students may progress to the First Diploma in Art, Design and Media, or be eligible to apply to another course of the same level.

Awarding Body:
BTEC

Exam:
Assessment is ongoing throughout the year, based mainly on practical assignments with some written components. All units are assessed and graded, and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded. Two of the units may be externally assessed.

Qualification:
BTEC Introductory Diploma in Art, Design and Media

Level:
1

Other Costs:
Students are supplied with some basic materials, but will need to purchase various items as the course progresses. Students will also have to pay for any study trips. The tutor will provide details when the course starts.

Duration:
One year, full-time.

Please Note:
Courses are offered subject to viability of group size as defined by Southport College. The information in this leaflet is accurate at the date of printing only. Please refer to Southport College for confirmation.


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