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Art and Design - BTEC Extended Certificate in Art & Design (Level 2) at Hopwood Hall College

Course description

This course is for those who want a route into the design industry and already have a current portfolio of creative work that shows good drawing and applicationskills or ability to create digital images, sketches and photographs.
Throughout the year you will study a range of disciplines and gain knowledge about contemporary art practice and art history. You will also take part in trips and visits to various galleries and museums, as well as carrying out research on the possibilities of working in the art and design industry. Art and design courses are lively, innovative and train students in both creative and technical aspects of art.

Course content

• Contextual references in art & design
• 3D/2D visual communication
• Building an art and design portfolio
• Working in the art and design industry
• Textiles
• Graphics
• Drawing
• Painting
• Printmaking
• Surface relief
• 3D design, crafts and fine art

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade D or above to include English and Mathematics.

Financial information

No cost for 16-19 year olds.

Future opportunities

After completing this course, the next step is to progress onto any of the following: Extended National Diploma in Fine Art, Textiles, Graphic Design or Creative & Media.

For further information on where this course can lead, speaking to a tutor can help identify the right pathways and destinations for your future. They can also refer you to the most relevant people for more targeted support and information should it be needed.

Further information

For more information please visit, pick up a prospectus from the Rochdale or Middleton Campus or call us on 0161 6437560.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course code: APAL2ADFR1


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