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Art and Design BTEC Foundation Diploma at Cleveland College of Art and Design

Course description

This course is designed for post A-Level students preparing them not only to progress to top universities but to do so with an informed confidence.

The aim of the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is to create an exciting and meaningful experience through immersion in a range of activities which nurture students existing abilities, introduce them to new skills, techniques, and ways of seeing the world. Students will develop high levels of critical thinking and creative interpretation.

Initially, students explore the main approaches and processes intrinsic to art, design and communication (including fine art, fashion, textiles, graphics, photography, video and 3D among many others) alongside a programme of drawing and investigation of contemporary art and design.

This is followed by a concentrated period of focused work within the students own choice of specialism during which students are thoroughly supported and guided through their UCAS applications by dedicated, specialist tutors.

The course, which is free to those aged under 19 years old, will help students avoid costly mistakes by enabling them to be sure of their subject choice at degree level. This is a long established course with excellent rates of progression to top universities across the country.

Entry requirements

One A-Level plus three GCSEs (at grade C or above) or equivalent, plus a suitable portfolio of work. Applicants will normally be 18 years of age or above.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the course will give you the qualifications and skills required to progress on to a range of degree courses or to go directly into industry. Careers include:

  • Painter
  • Illustrator
  • Photogrpaher
  • Graphic Designer
  • Textile Artist
  • Fashion Designer
  • Teacher

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cleveland College of Art and Design directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2016
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