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BTEC Art & Design

BTEC Art & Design

BTEC Level 3 Art and Design, Craft Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography.​​​​​​​

Here at the University Academy Holbeach, you’ll find everything you need to study the BTEC Level 3 Art and Design, Craft Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography.

Students on our full time Art and Design, Craft Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography courses will have the opportunity to work with a broad range of media, including new and traditional technologies, and develop their understanding of the interrelationships between Art and Design, Craft Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography processes and the context in which they operate.

The BTEC Art and Design specification encourages personal, creative and imaginative approaches to Art and Design, Craft Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography. The course is assessed through the completion of 13 units. 9 units are completed internally and moderated by a moderator from the exam board and 4 of these units are externally set and assessed.​​​​​​​

      


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What's covered?

During your time on the course you will have the opportunity to explore, experiment and develop your Art and Design, Craft Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography skills through a wide range of specialist units. We will enhance your knowledge and prepare you for University degree courses and interviews, apprenticeships, job opportunities and placements. You will produce a portfolio of work that will help you prepare for further opportunities in education or within industry. 


Year 1 
You will learn how to develop a variety of techniques and skills using a wide range of materials, present ideas and outcomes to different audiences, understand the importance of research, use appropriate creative language and vocabulary also creating your own visual language in your own work, generate and refine ideas in response to a series of projects and live briefs. The course offers enrichment activities, gallery/exhibition and University visits to enable your development in Art and Design, Craft Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography.


Year 2
You will continue working in chosen area of Art and Design, Craft Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography to enable you to produce a series of specialist project work for your portfolio. You will prepare a portfolio of work for interview for HE, employment or placement. You will write your personal statement for interview and UCAS application for Degree places. For the Final Major Project you will write your own project brief, you will produce your own work and at the end of your course you will exhibit your work to show case yourself and UAH in the end of course exhibition.

How is it assessed?

The course is accredited by Edexcel. There is 4 examinations and 9 units are completed through continuous assessment. This involves carrying out assignments, project work, presentations, essays, practical work and sketchbook work. All assessments will be graded at Pass, Merit and Distinction. You will also be expected to do independent study at home towards your assessments.

What else do I need to know

Alongside the Extended Diploma course you will be expected to participate in all activities and excursions that are arranged as part of your course. There are online resources to support you on this course and an Additional Learning Support team if required.

 
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You will need to have four GCSEs at Grade 4 or above and one of these must be in Art or equivalent GCSE. Ideally you'll be able to show us a portfolio of work demonstrating that you have attained a standard which will enable you to benefit from the programme and indicate potential for further study.

Following your application you'll be invited to attend an interview, which provides further evidence of your aptitude, attitude and potential to benefit from and succeed in your studies. 

 

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On completion of the course you will gain the BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Art and Design which is accepted by universities for entry onto their courses such as: Photography, Graphic Design, Fashion Marketing, Crafts, Illustration, Fine Art, Architecture, Product Design etc. The qualification is also designed to prepare learners for appropriate direct employment in the vocational sector, and is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a particular specialist area of work in the areas of Art and Design. It also gives you the opportunity to develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.


 
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