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Art & Design BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma at Budmouth College

Course description

This course is designed for those students who are committed to following a career in Art & Design and want to progress onto higher education courses at university level.

The diploma is a workrelated programme of study where students will be working to real briefs in a variety of Fine Art & Design contexts.

Students will be working in Fine Art, Graphic Design, Digital and Lens-based specialisms.

Course content

Core Units:

Visual Recording and Communication; Critical and Contextual Studies; Materials Techniques & Processes in Art & Design; The Creative Process. Professional & Specialist Units: Photographic Materials Techniques & Processes, Graphic Materials, Fine Art Materials, 3D Design Materials; Textile Materials, 3D Design Craft Materials


Directed Learning; Practical Skills - a wide range of 2D& 3D processes including printmaking, computer manipulation, photography, film and drawing; materials, techniques and processes: a variety of creative technology media, lens-based, and wet & dry media; guided learning research styles: recording and researching information; independent development: guided development of personal creative pathways.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE Art & Design



• Two year course

• 2 externally set units


Each unit is graded either:

• Pass (70 points)

• Merit (80 points)

• Distinction (90 points)

Future opportunities

What could you be?

Designer for Theatre and Performance; Graphic Designer; Illustrator; Set Design for Film and TV; Animator; Textile Designer; Fine Artist and Community Art. Where could you go? University for The Arts London; Bournemouth; Falmouth; Plymouth; Winchester; University of The South West.

Recent student destinations:

Ravensbourne; Bournemouth AUB; Plymouth University; Portsmouth University; Falmouth School of Art; Oxford Brookes University; London College of Fashion; UCA Farnham

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 November 2016

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