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Art & Design BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma at Havering College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

You will develop both your critical and practical skills in art & design whilst you build a varied portfolio of work that demonstrates experimentation and creative thinking.

Investigating a range of art & design disciplines, you will study the various techniques involved within them. We encourage experimentation with as many of these techniques as possible.

Course content

To that end, a majority of the assignments can be interpreted in many ways and you are free to explore them using a variety of different methods, including:

  • 3D Design
  • Animation
  • Fashion / Textile Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Illustration
  • Life Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

Towards the end of the course you will undertake a final major project that will serve as a demonstration of your abilities and a reflection of your specific style.

If you have not yet achieved a grade C (or above) in GCSE English and maths, you will be required to attend GCSE resit sessions (if you achieved grade D) or functional skills sessions (if you achieved grade E or below).

Entry requirements

  • At least 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above (including English and maths)
  • National diploma (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject
  • Portfolio of your work


You will be assessed via written and practical assignments.

Future opportunities

You could progress onto a BA (Hons) degree in your chosen subject.

Employment opportunities could involve work as a designer, photographer, artist etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havering College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 18 April 2016

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    • Ardleigh Green Campus

      Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 2LL

      The Ardleigh Green campus is host to a large number of facilities such as:

      - The Academy of Arts and Science

      - The Centre for Creative Arts

      - The Space performing arts facility

      - Cisco and Microsoft IT Pro Academy

      - L’Oreal Flagship Hairdressing salons

      - The Retreat graduate beauty salon

      - Stepping Stones Day Nursery

      - Dedicated motor vehicle workshops

      Ardleigh Green is located between the towns of Hornchurch and Romford, with direct rail/tube links to Essex and London. Romford is a hub of entertainment containing the historic Romford Market, large shopping centres, cinemas, sports and recreational facilities.

      Creative and Professional

      At our Ardleigh Green campus you will gain the professional and vocational skills you need to stand out in the competitive world of work. The involvement of industry leaders means that our courses contain the most relevant and up-to-date information. Our facilities in the creative and performing arts are exceptional and give you a perfect springboard into careers where your own imagination and drive are the deciding factors.