BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Art and Design at Neale-Wade Academy
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Art and Design
This is equivalent to 2 A levels. Here students will study 6 mandatory units together with 2 optional units. This route allows for specialisation in Art, and is popular with students who wish to explore a range of techniques in the subject.
A single award option equivalent to one A level is also available. This is in Block A.
Students develop their technical and conceptual skills through practical projects in art and design. They learn how to communicate their ideas visually, solving creative problems through experimenting with materials, techniques and processes. They learn how to use various tools and materials to make their ideas become a reality and they develop a portfolio of art and design projects that showcase their interests and supports their progression to higher education. Through critical and contextual studies, they learn how to research and analyse art and design works by other practitioners and how to apply their findings to their practical projects.
BTEC Level 3 is designed to give students an understanding of art and design methods and principles and explore working methods linked to industry practice. Students will
• produce work with a client in mind
• produce work that reflects the way that artists and designers actually make a living from their work with real life briefs
• develop their practical skills, techniques and processes to a standard that allows them to progress to higher level study
Assessment is through a range of internal and external assessment of set tasks and synoptic assessment.
Students wishing to study art and design in higher education or ultimately pursue a career in art and design or a related field would usually progress to an art foundation course. However, there some students who prefer to take a direct entry into university. There are many career opportunities in art and design and therefore it would be advisable to seek proper professional careers advice with a specialist before making your choices. A BTEC Level 3 in art and design is excellent preparation for higher education courses in subjects like Technical Illustration, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Textiles, Fine Art, Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Photography, Animation and Game Design.
The Diploma is in Blocks A and B
The Extended Certficate is in Block A
How to apply
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