BTEC National Certificate Level 3 in Art and Design

In Lowestoft

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Description

  • Typology

    BTEC

  • Location

    Lowestoft

  • Duration

    1 Year

Description

This course is for you if your ambition is to follow a career in art and design after your secondary education. You will be introduced to a broad range of art and design subjects before deciding which art and design specialism you would like to follow at higher education level. The National Certificate in Art and Design is a feeder course for the Foundation Diploma (pre degree) and the National.

Important information

Government funding available

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Location

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Lowestoft (Suffolk)
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St Peters Street, NR32 2NB

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Course programme


BTEC National Certificate Level 3 in Art and Design

Is this the right course for me?
This course is for you if your ambition is to follow a career in art and design after your secondary education. You will be introduced to a broad range of art and design subjects before deciding which art and design specialism you would like to follow at higher education level. The National Certificate in Art and Design is a feeder course for the Foundation Diploma (pre degree) and the National Diploma in Art and Design and then from those to Higher Education.

What will I need to join the course?
You will need to demonstrate at interview your enthusiasm for art and design and bring along with you a portfolio of work which includes drawing, 2-D and 3-D studies, photography, sketch books and work which shows your own personal interests.

The National Certificate in Art and Design is a vocational qualification, equivalent to 2 A levels. You need to be at least 16 years of age on entry and have at least 3 GCSE passes at grade C or above, preferably including English Language.

If you are an independent mature student without the required formal qualifications you will need to demonstrate that you have a basic level of education to enable you to complete the course. You must also be prepared to bring to interview recent work which demonstrates your enthusiasm for the subject.

What will I be doing?
You will be following a programme which will offer a wide range of experience of Art and Design practice, including Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, Three Dimensional Design, Fashion and Textile Design.

Your work will be project based; in the first term you will be introduced to studio based and workshop activity including all the above areas. During the second term you will be able to specialise in one or two areas of art and design that interest you and in the third term you will complete a Final Major Project in this discipline.

The basic qualification requires you to study 5 mandatory core units and 2 mandatory specialist units,and 7 further broad based specialist units. Core Units
· Visual Recording in Art and Design · Materials and Techniques · Ideas and Concepts · Visual Communication · Contextual Influences Specialist Units · Design Methods · Professional Practice · Computers in Art and Design · Lens Based Image Making · Image Manipulation Computer Applications · Mixed Media Image Making · Design for Advertising

Key Skills
Through your studies you will be given the opportunity to improve and receive certification of your Key Skills in Communications. All key skills are nationally recognised qualifications to improve not only your employability skills but also assist your application into higher education.

How long will the course last and what patterns of attendance are available?
One year attendance will be required 4 days a week.

How will my progress on the course be assessed?
By a range of methods which may include projects, assignments, case studies and course work. There will also be two specialist units which are externally examined. You will be supported by individual tutorials where your progress can be discussed and help given.

What will I achieve?
On successful completion of the course you will gain a BTEC National Certificate.

And the Future?
This course, on successful completion, provides you with excellent opportunities either to enter employment as a junior designer or to gain a full level 3 (equivalent to three A levels) by completing the National Diploma, a one year course. You could then progress to Foundation course (pre degree), or into Higher Education to study for a BA (Hons) depending on age.

BTEC National Certificate Level 3 in Art and Design

Price on request