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Art and Design (Digital Industries Pathway) BTEC Level 3 Diploma at West Lancashire College

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design is designed to develop your personal creative skills to university entry standard. Our Level 3 Diploma is equivalent to two ‘A’ levels and students will study an additional art subject at AS level each year to support their full-time programme. Students will also undertake functional skills qualification (at the appropriate level).

This course if for anyone who wishes to gain a vocational qualification in Art & Design as a step towards a career in digital industries or a university application. It is ideal if you are straight from school or are a mature student with relevant qualifications or experience.

Successful students tend to have -

  • creative energy
  • plenty of new ideas
  • the ability to work independently
  • an understanding of design
  • a passion for self expression

Course content

Students will study twelve modules over the course of two years. During the course students will work in a number of art and design specialisms, which will include:

 

  • drawing
  • graphics
  • 3D
  • photography
  • digital imaging
  • animation and moving image

 


During the second year of the course students are able to specialise in their chosen subject area for university/employment

A certain level of manual dexterity will be required for art and design courses.

Learners will undertake a period of work experience appropriate to your course as part of the programme of study.

Maths and English will be part of your programme of study and you will study qualifications in Maths and English, appropriate to your level of ability, alongside your chosen course.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including English), and a Grade B in an art related subject and/or a Level 2 Diploma in a related subject.

Assessment

This is a practical course, assessment is based entirely on course-work produced in art studios. All units are graded individually and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded (Pass, Merit or Distinction).

Future opportunities

On successful completition of Level 3 courses learners may wish to progress to higher-level studies at university or to gain employment in the Art and Design industry. Future career options could include: Art Therapist, Art Gallery Curator, Fine Artist, Illustrator, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Textile Designer, Interior Designer, Photography or Animator. Students are advised to check entry requirement with the higher education establishment they intend to apply to.

A certain level of manual dexterity will be required for art and design courses.

On successful completion of Level 3 courses learners may wish to progress to higher-level studies at university or to gain employment in the Art and Design industry. Future career options could include: Art Therapist, Art Gallery Curator, Fine Artist, Illustrator, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Textile Designer, Interior Designer, Photographer or Animator. Students are advised to check entry requirements with the higher education establishment they intend to apply to.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Lancashire College directly.

Last updated date: 17 June 2016
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