Art and Design BTEC Foundation Diploma at Northumberland College
This course is for anyone who would like to become a professional artist or designer, and those who want to study art and design at university.
You will study the course in three stages: Stage 1: The Exploratory Phase, where you have the opportunity to study the many and varied aspects of art and design including fine art (painting, sculpture, print making, photography studies), fashion and textiles, graphic design and computer imaging and 3D design. Stage 2: The Pathways Stage, during which you select one of the above areas to study in. Stage 3: The Confirmatory Stage, this consists of the final major project. This work will represent a culmination of the knowledge you have acquired so far and is graded either Refer Fail, Pass, Merit or Distinction.
You will need to have five GCSEs at grade C or above, or 3 GCSEs at grade C or above plus one A Level. You will normally need to be at least 18 by 31 December of the year you join the course.
Your progress will be assessed by experienced lecturers. This course provides an intensive learning experience in a creative, user-friendly environment. Through the study of a wide range of art and design disciplines, you will have the opportunity to explore your practical skills and to learn how to develop and analyse ideas. Drawing underpins all these activities, and the study of the history of art provides a theoretical base.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.