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BTEC National Diploma in Art & Design (2 Yr fee) at Richmond Adult Community College

Course description

BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design (with Pathways in Graphic Design, Fashion and Textiles, Fine Art and 3D Crafts) is a two year course which consists of 18 Units and is equivalent to three A Levels in Art and Design. You will have the chance to study a wide range of Art and Design disciplines and to specialize in your chosen pathway.

Course content

The first year of the course allows students to experiment and become competent with a range of practical art and design disciplines including: • 3D Design • Ceramics • Computers in Art & Design • Drawing Development • Fashion and Textiles • Fine Art • Graphic Design • Historical and Contextual Understanding • Painting • Photography • Printmaking In the second year of the course you will specialize in one of the pathways listed below. You will further develop your skills while building a portfolio to progress to Foundation or Higher Education or employment. Fine Art Pathway: • Painting • Printmaking • Sculpture • Installation Textiles & Fashion Pathway: • Fashion Media, Techniques & Technology • Exploring Textiles • Surface Pattern Graphic Design Pathway: • Graphic Media, Techniques & Technology • Information Graphics • Multimedia Authoring Brief 3D Design Pathway: • 3D Design Media, Techniques & Technology • 3D Design • Developing & Realizing Design Craft Ideas The course also includes Key Skills in IT and Communication that are integrated in the practical art & design classes.

Entry requirements

You will need an interview plus one of the following: • GCSE Grade A*-C in Art or a design subject (Textiles, Graphics, or 3D Design) plus 3 GCSE passes at grade C or above including English Language • BTEC First Diploma (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject Placement on the course is through interview. A minimum of Level 1 Literacy and Level 1 Numeracy is required. Competency in ICT and computers is essential.


Assessment is through formal review by course tutors according to the Edexcel BTEC standards. Informal assessments take place through critiques and tutor guidance.

Further information This course may not be set up yet but it will be available in 2012

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richmond Adult Community College directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2017
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