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Art and Design - BTEC First Diploma at Grange Technology College

Course description

Are you a creative person who would like to be at the forefront of British Art and Design? Do you have good drawing and painting skills and an interest in the work of Artists, Designers and crafts people? Then Art and Design at Grange may be the course for you.

For more information please contact Mrs P Mills, Head of Art and Design.

Course content

You will be introduced to a wide variety of experiences exploring a range of art media, techniques and processes and will have the opportunity to work with both traditional and new technologies. You will explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to art and design from the past and from recent times, including European and non-European examples and your responses to these examples will be evidenced through practical and critical activities which demonstrate your understanding of different styles, genres and traditions.

You will explore 2D and 3D visual communication using a variety of methods and media on a variety of scales; and will use sketchbooks to underpin your work where appropriate. Areas of study you will explore are:
  • painting and drawing
  • mixed media, including collage and assemblage
  • sculpture
  • land art
  • installation
  • printmaking: relief, intaglio, screen processes
  • textiles
  • graphic design
  • photography
As well as the practical element you will also investigate the world of work within the Art and Design industry. There will be visits by outside speakers already working in the field of Art and Design plus you will also have the opportunity to work with Artists in residence and have the opportunity to visit galleries.

Entry requirements

In order to get the most from this course you will need to have competent drawing skills, the ability to develop creative, original ideas. An interest in some aspect of Art and Design is desirable.


You will have five hours of study per week and could gain a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

A Pass in the BTEC is equivalent to four C 's at GCSE, a Merit equals four B's and a Distinction Two A's and two A*s.

Future opportunities

Progression onto AS Art & Design. At Bradford College and other nearby colleges, a broad range of further education courses are available. The Art and Design industry is the largest employer in Europe and careers in illustration, product design, fashion and textiles, animation and architecture are just a few.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years