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Art & Design BTEC First Diploma - Level 2 at Dudley College

Course description

The course is designed to develop your creativity in a range of different art and design disciplines such as graphic design, photography, illustration, 3D, ceramics, visual communication, fine art, drawing, painting, mixed media, textiles, fashion and contextual studies.

 

Course content

The course is designed to develop your creativity in a range of different art and design disciplines such as graphic design, photography, illustration, 3D, ceramics, visual communication, fine art, drawing, painting, mixed media, textiles, fashion and contextual studies.

You will be working on creative and challenging project briefs that will encourage you to produce practical and innovative art and design work. Our expert tutors will encourage you to explore different ways of working and will help develop your creative ability through practical workshops and studio sessions. The course will help you to define your individual pathway through exploring the work of other artists and evaluating your own work to identify strengths and weaknesses. Towards the end of the course you will have the opportunity to display your work in a public exhibition.

In addition to the practical work in the studio you will go on trips and visits that directly relate to the projects you will be doing. Alongside your creative skills you will also develop skills in English and maths.

Entry requirements

For entry 16/17:

You should have achieved 4 GCSEs at grade D (including English language). You must bring a portfolio of your work to the interview in order to assess your suitability for the course. You should be working at Level 1 English and at least entry Level 3 maths.

For entry 17/18:

You should have achieved 3 GCSEs at grade D and a grade 3 in English. You must bring a portfolio of your work to the interview in order to assess your suitability for the course. You should be working at Level 1 English and at least entry Level 3 maths.

Assessment

Assessment of project work will take place regularly throughout the course. You will complete a final major project that takes place towards the end of the course. Functional skills are assessed by completing practical work and a short examination.

Work is assessed by course staff throughout the year. However, as well as the actual work made, key opportunities for staff to assess students' progress will be made through:

• Group tutorials
• Group discussions and presentations
• Annotated sketch books.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.

 

 

Examples of financial help are:

 

Bursary fund

 

 

Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website:https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

 

Free BUS PASS

 

We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.

 

*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.

 

**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.

 

***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.

 

For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

Future opportunities

With this qualification you can apply for a BTEC National Foundation Diploma Level 3, A Levels or look for employment.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit http://www.dudleycol.ac.uk or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 February 2017
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