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BTEC Art and Design Level 3 at The Basildon Academies Sixth Form

Course description

BTECs in Art and Design are ideal for students who have a good idea of  their career path and want to make an early start, gaining relevant and practical experience.


This course is for students who:

  • enjoy problem solving
  • are creative thinkers
  • have a good knowledge and passion for the Arts

Course content

BTEC level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Art and Design:
Mandatory units Mandatory units Credit Level
1 Visual Recording in Art and Design 10 3
2 Materials, Techniques, and Processes in Art and Design 10 3
3 Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design 10 3
4 Communication through Art and Design 10 3
Plus a choice of 2 additional optional Units

BTEC level 3 Diploma in Art and Design:
Mandatory units Mandatory
1 Visual Recording in Art and Design
2 Materials, Techniques, and Processes in Art and Design
3 Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design
4 Communication Through Art and Design
5 Contextual Influences in Art and Design
Plus a choice of 7 additional optional Units

BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design:
Mandatory units
1 Visual Recording in Art and Design 10 3
2 Materials, Techniques, and Processes in Art and Design 10 3
3 Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design 10 3
4 Communication through Art and Design 10 3
5 Contextual Influences in Art and Design
Plus a choice of 13 additional optional Units

Entry requirements

General Sixth form inc.
Level 2 Art or related subject.

Assessment

Students’ success is measured throughout their course based on practical
exercises. Assessment is ongoing, allowing the student to analyse and
improve their own performance through their course, just like in a real
workplace. As a result, students are more engaged and motivated, as they
can see their own progress through the course rather than waiting until
the end to sit their exam.

Future opportunities

The course will provide you with the opportunity to develop a range of
Art and design skills. Units will be studied covering the above skills
and will help to develop a career within Art and Design and related
industries or provide a pathway to higher education e.g. BTEC Higher
Nationals and Degree courses in Art and Design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Basildon Academies Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 24 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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