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Art & Design BTEC at Stowupland High School

Course description

 The BTEC Level 3 Certificate offers a specialist qualification that focuses on particular aspects of the art and design industry.  It is a qualification which can extend a learner’s programme of study and give a vocational emphasis.  It is equivalent to one GCE AS level.  

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma extends the specialist work-related focus of the Level 3 Certificate and covers key knowledge and practical skills required in the art and design industry.  It offers greater flexibility and a choice of emphasis through optional units.  It is equivalent to one GCE A2 level.

If you have developed effective ways of working in Art and/or Design Technology at GCSE, you will find this course a natural progression.   

Course content

You will learn what is involved in working as a professional artist and designer and how to develop your own personal skills and approach to art and design.  You will also learn how to work as an individual, or in a team, or with clients, commissioners and audiences.  You learn to undertake creative and reflective experimentation with media and materials in response to a brief and be able to communicate your ideas in a clear and professional way. 

Entry requirements

You should be interested in learning about and applying the working methods used by professionals and the issues facing professionals working in the art and design industry. 

Assessment

The BTEC Level 3 Certificate is a 30 credit qualification that consists of one mandatory unit plus two optional units that make up the 30 credits. The units are delivered as detailed assignments which allow students to develop their own ideas and skills for a client. There is no final exam. The work is assessed continually throughout the year with students being awarded either a pass, merit or distinction for each assignment.

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma is a 60 credit qualification that consists of four mandatory units plus up to three optional units that make up the 60 credits. There is no final exam. The work is assessed continually throughout the year with students being awarded either a pass, merit or distinction for each assignment. 

Future opportunities

The BTEC course is a suitable qualification for progression onto Art & Design related courses at degree level, usually via a one year Foundation course.  On the BTEC course there is more emphasis on working as an artist or designer in the real world and this course could be seen as a direct step towards finding employment in some aspect of the art and design industry. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stowupland High School directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016
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  • Start date: Next September

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