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Art and design - Introduction to Art and Design BTEC level 1 at Kirklees College, Huddersfield Centre

Course description

An exciting introduction to art, design and craft. Develop your skills and ideas in a range of materials, techniques and processes, alongside English and maths.

Create a portfolio of practical work, visit galleries, museums and places of interest, exhibit work in public exhibitions, be involved in competitions, live projects and enterprise activities.

Course content

Units could include:

• Creating an art image

• Creating a 3D art object

• Presenting an image using a camera

• Designing a product

• Planning and marketing an exhibition

• Creating a mood board

• Creating an artefact using clay

• Creating prints

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs with the following grades: English 2 and maths at 1 or above, and 2 other GCSEs grade 2 or above, ideally to include an art and design subject.

You will need a portfolio of art and design work that shows your enthusiasm for the subject. 


• Written assignments
• Presentations
• Portfolio
• Sketchbooks
• Critical reviews and evaluations

Financial information

As a full time student you should not need to pay any course or examination fees (under 19).

There may be a cost for equipment, educational visits, printing etc.

Future opportunities

Level 2 Art and Design.

Further information
01484 437070

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year


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    • The Huddersfield Centre opened in September 2013 and is fitted with state of the art equipment.
      The new centre offers:
      Nine floors of classrooms and workshops, gym, training restaurants, hair and beauty salons, mock air cabin simulator, student services, ATM machines, free wi-fi and much more.