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Art and Design Level 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

The industry has been ever responsive to changing patterns and levels of direction, underpinned by major technological advancements. The need for effective students, with a broad range of conceptual, creative and manipulative skills is essential as these changes develop. The 90 Credit Diploma in Art and Design course offers a flexible approach to learing, through a series of interrelated areas.The course sets out to stimulate individual development and to afford learners a practical and theoretical understanding of Art and Deisgn processes. It aims to equip the learner with identification, analysis, problem solving, creative and technical skills, to enable them to make informed decisions with regard to their future progression into industry or higher education.Successful completion of the 90 Credit Diploma in Art and Design opens up the oportunity for learners to progress onto the BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design course.

Course content

During year 1 learners will develop their skills and knowledge through working in a variety of Art & Design specialist areas including: Fine Art Painting / Printing / Sculpture, Visual Recording, Life Drawing, Ideas & Concepts, Fashion, Graphics, Photography, Ceramics, Glass, Interior Design.

Entry requirements

4 GCSE grades C or above


Set hand in dates are given with each brief. Assessments are ongoing throughout the year.

Financial information

Sketch Books (Various Sizes 1 per subject area) Ruler Fine Liners (black and assorted colours)Pencils 2H, H, B, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B Coloured Pencils, Eraser, Masking Tape and Double Sided Tape, Glue Stick, Scissors, Paint Brushes, Art Material Storage Box / Tool BoxA1 Portfolio, Photographic Paper, Felt Tip & Marker Pens, Compass, Paint Palette, Note Pad,Mount Board for presentation of completed work, Fixative or a can of hair spray, Pot of glue, PVA Putty rubber, Gouache / Acrylic paint set, Household size paint brushes, Oil pastels, Chalks Charcoal, 1 pair pliers,1 small hammer 1 tape measure. Not all equipment is required for the first day of term. These materials can be built up over the early part of the year as required.

We offer a bursary that students can apply for help with costs that are associated with a course. This could be help with the cost of travel, books, materials, equipment, uniforms, childcare and examination and registration fees. To find out more about bursaries available at the College, please speak to Customer Services.

Future opportunities

BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design

Further information

The BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Art & Design is a full time course which is delivered over 3-4 days per week with an additional private study day.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: B0003
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    • A whole campus dedicated to the arts, Hinckley is home to an enticing mix of all things creative and houses some of the best facilities in the local area.

      • Graphics studio
      • Photography studio (including infinity cove) and darkroom
      • Music recording studio
      • Woodwork studio
      • Raku kilns
      • Extensive learning and resource centre
      • Apple Mac suites
      • Theatre
      • Art/materials shop
      • Student Centre
      • Library
      • Refectory – serving Starbucks Coffee

      Subjects available to study at this campus include:

      • Art & Design
      • Computing
      • Fashion & Textiles
      • Graphic Design
      • Interior Design
      • Journalism
      • Media
      • Music Performance
      • Music Technology
      • Performing Arts

      To find out more about North Warwickshire & Hinckley College:

      024 7624 3000