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Art & Design Level 3 BTEC Diploma at Suffolk One

Course description

Art & Design is a fascinating, exciting and rewarding way of earning a living, and modern society cannot function without it. This course will involve drawing, historical studies, exploring materials, developing ideas and concepts and visual communication.

Course content

Students will explore the following specialist disciplines: Graphic Design; Photography; Animation; Video Installation; Textile Design and Fine Art (Painting, Printing and Sculpture). Visits to national art galleries form part of the curriculum and students will benefit from a residential trip in their first year. Live projects and links with local artists/designers and galleries will enhance the learning experience. A variety of practising professional artists and designers deliver aspects of the curriculum.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE A*- C English Language and Art; or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level.


Throughout the two-year programme, students will complete a range of projects and assignments which will be assessed via portfolios of work. An overall grade is awarded at the end of the course following the assessment of a final major project.

Future opportunities

This course is the ideal route into a wide range of design-related degrees or Foundation degrees at university or Art College in subjects such as: Fashion and Textiles; Graphic Design; Fine Art; Illustration; New media or Photography. Students, who wish to enter employment directly, could work in a design-related industry, such as Fashion, Graphic Design or 3D Design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Suffolk One directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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