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Art & Design BTEC National Diploma at Riverside College Halton

Course content

The course is delivered through a number of units through which you can sample a range of art and design specialisms. Following this you will be able to develop your skills in a selected discipline. Areas for study may include: fine art (drawing, painting and sculpture) graphic and digital media design, photography, 3D design (ceramics, glass, wood, metal and plastics) fashion, textiles and printmaking.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English and a design related subject.


The course is delivered through a series of projects that are assessed internally. You will also have to complete a `Final Major Project` in your chosen specialist area.

Future opportunities

On completion of this qualification you can progress to higher education to study for BA (Hons) Degree, Foundation Degree or HND. Alternatively you may choose to seek employment within your chosen field of study. You will be advised and supported in your choice of progression by your tutors.

Further information

You will be expected to provide a basic art kit containing a range of painting and drawing equipment, a sketchbook and professional portfolio. A list will be given to you at interview. You may also be required to purchase specialist materials for your project work.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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