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Art & Design BTEC Level 1 Diploma at West Herts College

Course description

This introduction to art and design course is an opportunity to explore your creativity and raw artistic talent. You’ll learn to use different tools and techniques, developing new skills and helping you discover your preferred career path.

Course content

The emphasis throughout this course is on creativity. Students develop their skills using a variety of materials and techniques on projects designed to expand their artistic ideas. You will develop your portfolio of art and design work as you study units in:

  • Drawing and painting
  • Ceramics
  • Printmaking
  • Graphic design
  • 3D design
  • Textiles

This course is taught in classrooms, specialist workshops and supported by visits to exhibitions and galleries. As your confidence and ability in your artistic talent grows, you are encouraged to focus on the many career opportunities available to you in the art, design and media industries. Art and design encompasses a variety of fields, including graphic design, photography, web design, illustration, fashion and textiles – so there are many different career options available whether your next step is to continue your education at a higher level or go into the world of work.

Entry requirements

2 GCSEs (E - G) or Certificate in Skills for Working Life and a portfolio of work. You will then be invited to a course introduction meeting.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the Level 1 Programme you can progress to the BTEC Level 2 in Art and Design. Alternatively you might want to seek employment in the Art or Design sector or move on to a related vocational programme.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 May 2016
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