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Art and Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Birkenhead Sixth Form College

Course description

How do artists and designers work to a brief? How can I communicate my ideas most effectively? How do artists and designers influence one another’s work? How can I improve my Art and Design skills?

Course content

Contextual References in Art & Design

You will examine the work of other artists, designers and craftspeople and use their ideas and techniques to inspire your work.

2D Visual Communication

You will work with two-dimensional media and techniques which may include paint, pencil, charcoal as well as software such as Adobe Photoshop.

3D Visual Communication

You will work with three-dimensional materials and techniques which could include wire, card, clay and plaster.

Using Ideas to Explore, Develop and Produce Art & Design

You will research, develop and produce a final piece, working to a brief of your own design.

Building an Art & Design Portfolio

You will prepare your own work for progression interviews - for employment or further/higher level study.

Working in the Art & Design industry

You will develop your understanding of the Art & Design industry and the job opportunities within it.

Entry requirements

You mostly achieved grades C-D at GCSE, including at least a grade D in GCSE Art and Design


There are no exams for this course - all assessment is through set assignments which you submit at various points through the year.

Future opportunities

If you wish to take your Art & Design training further, students progressing from this course with a Distinction could carry on to study an A Level in either Fine Art, Graphics or Textiles.

The creative industries are one of the biggest employers in the UK. Art & Design subjects are valuable for careers in such fields as advertising, marketing, fashion design, graphic design, architecture, publishing and the media.

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Birkenhead Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 20 November 2017
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