Interior & Spatial Design - BTEC National Diploma

In Preston

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    BTEC

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    Preston

Description

This course is ideal if you are intending to develop a freelance design practice or become employed in a design studio. The unique breadth and depth of this pre-degree programme enables us to enter you for additional advanced qualifications in Art & Design. Consequently it is not necessary for you to study extra A Level subjects from the college grid. This allows you to focus exclusively on.

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

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Students aged 16 to 19 must have 35 GCSE points including Grade C or above in an Art or Design subject. You may be asked to present a portfolio at the end of the induction project. Students aged 19 or over should have at least one of the following: BTEC First Certificate or Diploma in a related subject. Intermediate GNVQ in a related subject. At least four GCSEs at grades A* to C. Appropriate...

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Course programme



Interior & Spatial Design - BTEC National Diploma

Course ID:
PC01856

Academy:
Creative Arts

Introduction:
This course focuses on interior architectural and spatial design with consideration of both colour and furnishing schemes and includes much more than just interior decoration. Students will develop a wide range of technical visualisation skills to enable them to access many different 3 Dimensional design courses at University.

A BTEC National Diploma is a practical, work-related course valued by employers and higher education institutions. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the interior and spatial design industry, you will also develop the skills needed to start, or progress a career in this industry. This course is equivalent to three A Levels. It will be taught in specialist facilities at our multi-million pound Park Campus, which is a Centre of Excellence for creative arts.

WHAT IS THE MAIN SELLING POINT OF THE COURSES ON OFFER?
Students will to learn how to design, visualise and sell their creative ideas into a real world context.

SUCCESS STORIES
Each year our students have the opportunity to work on â€-live projects', from mural installations, hospital waiting lounge and landscape design. This year 2nd students participated in the TV show '60 minute makeover' which will be broadcast later this year. Roslyn Melling has been invited back to do another show in June this year and is looking forward along with others to promising prospects in the design industry.

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

Course Content:
This course is ideal if you are intending to develop a freelance design practice or become employed in a design studio. The unique breadth and depth of this pre-degree programme enables us to enter you for additional advanced qualifications in Art & Design. Consequently it is not necessary for you to study extra A Level subjects from the college grid. This allows you to focus exclusively on your Art & Design work.

The course covers a broad and exciting range of topics including:

· Design Trends & Styles.

· Technical Drawing & Illustration Skills.

· Colour & Lighting.

· Decorative Materials.

· Spatial Planning.

· Computer Studies * Business Practice.

· Buildings measurement surveys.

There will be organised trips to see the latest and best in interior and architectural design.

During Year One you will:

· Learn basic drawing and observational skills.

· Study the historical development of Art & Design.

· Learn about colour, light and 3 dimensional design.

· Be provided with simple exercises to help you develop your ideas and gain confidence.

· Acquire information on materials and architectural interiors and learn how to use this information in your project work.

· Learn computer skills and basic studio practice to help you produce your design work in a professional way.

· Learn technical drawing skills including plans, elevation, axonometric and perspective.

Year Two continues with design projects, but will concentrate more on designing interiors for current trends in shops, cafes, restaurants and refits of existing buildings. There will be further concentration on improving your drawing and general presentation skills to help you complete an impressive portfolio of design work. If you become interested in a more specialist area, the course is structured to allow you to focus on that particular interest.

Life drawing classes are included to develop observational drawing skills, which is a Core requirement of the course.

Assessment:
Coursework is internally assessed and externally moderated. There will also be a final project that is externally assessed. You will receive continuous feedback and advice during the course.

Careers & Progression Opportunities:
Most students progress to Interior Design through either employment, or university studies, but the course provides a broad design education, and we have enabled students to specialise in:

  • Architecture
  • Exhibition/Display Design.
  • TV/Theatrical Set Design.
  • Furniture Design.
  • Building Studies.
  • Computer Aided Design.


Additional Costs:
You will need to purchase course books and technical drawing equipment in the first two weeks of the course costing approx £100. Art materials and equipment costs vary, but you should expect to pay about £250 over the duration of the course.

Students will also be expected to go on a number of â€-Enrichment' visits throughout the course including, art galleries, exhibitions and furniture showrooms. Students should budget for around £75 to cover expenses.

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.

Requirement
Students aged 16 to 19 must have 35 GCSE points including Grade C or above in an Art or Design subject. You may be asked to present a portfolio at the end of the induction project. Students aged 19 or over should have at least one of the following: BTEC First Certificate or Diploma in a related subject. Intermediate GNVQ in a related subject. At least four GCSEs at grades A* to C. Appropriate work experience. All students will be interviewed to assess their eligibility for the course, and will need to be seriouslyy committed to a career in some aspect of interior and 3 dimensional design.

Interior & Spatial Design - BTEC National Diploma

Price on request