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Art and design - Introduction to Art and Design BTEC level 1 at Kirklees College, Dewsbury Centre

Course description

This course will give you an exciting introduction to art, design and craft. You will develop your skills and ideas in a range of materials, techniques and processes. You will also develop your skills in English and maths.

Course content

This course will give you an exciting introduction to art, design and craft. You will develop your skills and ideas in a range of materials, techniques and processes. You will also develop your skills in English and maths.

On the course you will:

  • create a portfolio of practical work,
  • visit galleries, museums and places of interest,
  • exhibit work in public exhibitions,
  • be involved in competitions and live projects,
  • be involved in enterprise activities.

You will study 4 mandatory units:

  • Being organised
    • From creating to-do lists and filing systems to setting up your phone for alerts and alarms, this unit will introduce you to ways that will help you to plan and use your time effectively, as well as organising yourself and your work.
  • Developing a personal progression plan
    • This unit will help you find out what opportunities are available to you and how to get to the next stage. You will carry out a self-audit, identifying what your strengths are and what you need to develop to be able to meet your progression goals.  You will learn how to set goals and plan ways to achieve them.  You will then produce a personal progression plan to help you reach the next step in your life.
  • Working with others
    • A key part of being successful in work and study is the ability to work with other people. This includes being able to communicate, working together to solve problems and working in teams to achieve common goals.  In this unit, you will develop these skills and demonstrate how you use them. You will work with others to complete a given activity, agree roles and responsibilities, share ideas and support each other.  Problems may come up as you work on the activity and you will need to find solutions to them.  It can be difficult working with others and this unit gives you the opportunity to develop the skills and behaviours you need to be successful.
  • Researching a topic
    • In this unit, you will have the opportunity to research a topic that interests you. It could be linked to something you have enjoyed in your sector, something that is happening in your local community or perhaps linked to what you would like to do in the future.  Before starting on your research you will need to decide on the focus for your topic.  You will set up a research log to record the research tasks you carry out and the sources that you use.  When you have completed your research, you will summarise and present your findings.

You will also study 6 of the following 8 optional units:

  • Creating an art image
  • Creating a 3D art object
  • Presenting an image using a camera
  • Designing a product
  • Planning and marketing an exhibition
  • Creating a mood board
  • Creating an artefact using clay
  • Creating prints

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs with the following grades: English 2 and maths at 1, and 2 other GCSEs grade 2 or above, ideally to include an art and design subject and an art portfolio.

Assessment

With assessment of practical work, and on the
standard of your written work, i.e. English skills
and where appropriate numeracy.

Financial information

As a full time student you should not need to pay any course or examination fees (under 19).

There may be a cost for equipment, educational visits, printing etc.

Future opportunities

  • BTEC Diploma in Art and Design level 2, or
  • BTEC Diploma in Media level 2.

Further information

info@kirkleescollege.ac.uk
01484 437070

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 29 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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