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Art & Design BTEC Level 1 Diploma at Chelmsford College

Course description

It is a practical, work-related course.

Course content

You learn by completing projects and assignments in 3D, graphic design, fine art and textiles/fashion. The course is made up of 8 units - 6 core units and 2 specialist units.

Topics covered include 3D - ceramics and sculpture, fine art, painting and print making, textiles/fashion - printing fabric and garment making.

Teaching takes place in specialised rooms fully equipped with industrial sewing machines, printing facilities, high-end Macs and PC's and the complete CS6 program suite including Photoshop.

You will be given the opportunity to visit galleries and exhibitions to provide further opportunities for inspiration and ideas.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements:

A minimum of 2 GCSEs grade D or above or successful achievement at a Level 1 vocational course.


Specific Entry Requirements:

A portfolio of artwork is essential at interview.


Internally assessed coursework plus externally assessed examinations.

Future opportunities

A BTEC Level 2 Diploma prepares you for employment or an Apprenticeship, and provides a good grounding to go on to a more advanced course such as a BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 March 2016

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    • Our Moulsham Street campus has everything you would expect from a modern, well-equipped college campus - and much more besides. Here you will find excellent facilities for work, study and relaxation, laid out over a four-floor site with car parking and good links to buses. 

      The campus offers the highest quality teaching and support within a relaxed, student-focused atmosphere. Our facilities have been redeveloped in recent years and we now boast a new Art, Design and Media centre, as well as a new welcome area with internet cafe and landscaped outside area for students to relax and socialise.

      In addition to Art & Design and Media, our Moulsham Street campus also houses our Childcare and Health & Social Care departments; Applied Science and Extended Learning departments; Sport and Public Services departments. As well as Business, IT and Travel & Tourism.

      The campus also houses a Learning Centre, Skills Development Centre, Assessment Centre, Tutorial Centre, a Copyshop and Refectory. Situated on the grounds of this campus are Dovedale Nursery and Dovedale Sports Centre.