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Art and design - BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Level 3/4 at Kirklees College, Dewsbury Centre

Course description

This one year intensive course will help you make the right choice between the large number of degree courses available at a wide range of institutions. The course is suitable for post-sixth formers, Extended Diploma graduates or equivalent level 3 qualification.

The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design will help you recognise your strengths, abilities and future potential so you can make a confident decision when choosing a future course.

All our students who apply to universities are successful, with a high ratio gaining their first choice on higher education degree courses, so we have a proven success rate we’re proud of.

Course content

You will do a wide range of practical, studio based activities that will introduce you to the underpinning knowledge and issues of serious study in art and design.

You will produce 3D and 2D work and greatly improve your understanding of media and techniques. Initially you will explore the following areas:

  • traditional drawing and painting techniques including perspective, life drawing and colour theory,
  • 3D activities including wood, small metal work, plaster, ceramics,
  • graphics – illustration, animation and photography,
  • a variety of print making techniques and textiles.

As you progress you will specialise and develop your own focus of activity. This will indicate an appropriate area of study for you when applying for your degree course.

Teaching staff will also support you through the UCAS application process for higher education degree level study.

Entry requirements

You should have a minimum of 1 A Level or equivalent, plus three GCSE passes at grade C or above, including English and maths, plus a portfolio of art.


Your coursework will be continually assessed and you will complete a final major project.

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.

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: 25 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year