BTEC Extended Diploma Art & Design - Design Crafts (Level 3)

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  • Specialise in the second year on a 3D project area you are really interested in - e.g. product design or jewellery or textiles or ceramics - and develop in-depth skills you need to succeed in that field

  • Work closely with tutors on individual projects and develop a variety of design and making skills, focusing on design briefs set by the tutors during the first year and develop your own personal creative work during the second year

  • Is it for me?

    This course is equivalent to 3 A Levels. The fact that you can specialise in year 2 means that you can move your career forward more quickly - whether going straight into employment or directly to university without the need for an extra foundati…

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    Specialise in the second year on a 3D project area you are really interested in - e.g. product design or jewellery or textiles or ceramics - and develop in-depth skills you need to succeed in that field

    Work closely with tutors on individual projects and develop a variety of design and making skills, focusing on design briefs set by the tutors during the first year and develop your own personal creative work during the second year

    Is it for me?

    This course is equivalent to 3 A Levels. The fact that you can specialise in year 2 means that you can move your career forward more quickly - whether going straight into employment or directly to university without the need for an extra foundation year before you do. It will suit those who have studied GCSE Design & Technology (resistant materials, graphic products or textiles) or GCSE Art & Design. If you enjoy creating and making artefacts and wish to pursue a career within the design or craft industries then this course could be for you.

    What’s involved?

    This course is taught over two years, with 13.5 hours of tutor contact time each week. Students are encouraged to make use of the facilities during non-contact time and will use a range of materials.

    During the two years you will undertake a number of design and make projects, varying in nature and length and increasing in complexity during the course. The aim is to extend creativity, independence and the ability to present yourself and your work with confidence.

    • Learn how to generate, develop and create contemporary ideas in response to a brief, enabling you to communicate your ideas visually and develop skills in research, design and exploration

    • Explore - using specialist studios and workshops, and gain knowledge of - techniques, materials and equipment used within the design craft industries

    • Develop a wide range of expressive and observational visual recording skills with traditional and non-traditional techniques

    • Develop skills in presentation and computer aided design through a range of 2D and 3D computer software packages

    • Develop and extend practical 2D and 3D skills within projects and assignments, individual to you and your career aspirations, enabling you to specialise within chosen areas of interest and design within year 2 of your study

    • Acquire historical and contextual understanding within specialist areas of design craft industries

    • Learn more about the sector through educational visits to local and national museums, galleries, craft centres, working design studios, events such as New Designers in London and possible visits abroad.

    Entry Requirements:

    A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A* to C including English Language (grade C or above preferred) and:

    GCSE Art & Design (grade C or above)

    or

    GCSE Design Technology – Resistant Materials (grade C or above)

    or

    GCSE Textiles (grade C or above)

    If you do not have a grade C or above in English Language or Maths, you will study these subjects as an essential part of your programme of study.

    Which courses go well with this?

    As this course is equivalent to 3 A levels it may be possible to take this course alongside one other AS Level subject or equivalent.

    Progression:

    The practical specialist skills developed during the second year mean that students are able to progress directly on to a higher education qualification without the need for a foundation year. Design craft industries include a wide range of occupations including:- Textile Designer – printed surface, fashion, weave, knit, and millinery, Jewellery and Silversmithing, Furniture Designer and Ceramicist. Other potential occupations include Product Designer, Interior Designer, Exhibition Designer, Exhibition Organiser, Museum Curator and Teacher. On completion of the course you may progress either directly into higher education, taking a degree or HND, or pursue employment via the apprenticeship scheme.

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