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Art & Design - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (90 Credit Diploma Route) at Harrow College

Course description

Students considering a career in Art and Design and wishing to study art and design related courses at university. Extended Diploma students can choose to study on a specific pathway that will lead to their chosen career; Architecture, Interior Design, Product Design, Fashion Design and Styling, Photography, Graphic Design and Illustration.

Course content

Each pathway will essentially develop your understanding of your chosen career, and help you to prepare an appropriate portfolio for university. You will learn through practical and critical activities to express and gain knowledge of the different areas by creating sketchbooks full of research, ideas and development. You will also design and make final pieces using specialist materials and equipment specific to each pathway.

Lessons will be mainly practical workshop sessions with some group activities. The aim is to improve your making skills and your understanding of art and design required to become a successful and creative designer.

Entry requirements

FIVE GCSE grades A-C including an Art subject and English and Maths GCSE or Merit at level 2 BTEC Diploma in Art & Design. For an interview you can bring your GCSE Art coursework and sketchbooks.

Assessment

Continuous assessment throughout the year. Your teachers will assess the work completed during lessons and the homework tasks that you have mounted in sketchbooks with annotation and evaluations.

Financial information

Please see our information on fees and bursaries on the Young Learners (16+) pages of the website. Any fees paid for full time programmes are non refundable. Please contact Admissions if you would like further information or advice.

Future opportunities

This course can lead to a variety of careers within Architecture, Interior Design, Product Design, Fashion Design and Styling, Photography, Graphic Design and Illustration.

Further information

Equipment or materials:

You need to have some art materials at home to be able to complete your sketchbook work.

Additional costs:

A materials levy for your sketchbooks, art and design materials to be used during the lessons.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 March 2016
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