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Art, Design and Ceramics - BTEC Level 1 Diploma at Harrow College

Course description

Students considering a career in Art and Design.


This course gives a broad view of art and design. You will study Painting, Drawing, Photoshop, Ceramics, 3D and Other People's Art. You will also work to improve English and Maths skills if required through Functional Skills.

Course content

Most of your lessons will be in art workshops and you will be doing practical artwork and taking notes in your sketchbooks. The lecturers will demonstrate techniques and the use of tools and materials. You will also be taken on visits to art galleries and museums.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grades D-F including at least one from the following; Art, Textiles or Design and Technology and an art portfolio. For your interview you can bring your GCSE Art coursework and sketchbooks. Evidence of Entry 2 Literacy and Numeracy is required.


You will complete sketchbooks and final pieces for each subject, writing comments about your work and a final evaluation. These art pieces will be assessed and you can achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade.

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 jobs in Graphic Design, Games Design, Web Design, Fashion and Textiles Design. It can also lead to a BTEC First Diploma in Art, Design and Media.

Further information

To find out more about this course/qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or your school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 March 2016
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