BTEC Diploma in Art and Design Level 2

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This course is for people who wish to follow careers in art and design. It is ideal for those who wish to gain an initial qualification to enable progression to an extended diploma and also offers a wide range of materials and technique experiences for those who would like to experiment with a range of media before choosing a specialism.

You will have the opportunity to try your hand at metalwork, ceramics, textiles, graphics, photography, moving image and fine art. You will learn about the visual language and how to read and create 2D and 3D work to a high standard. You will also have the opportunity to study the lives and works of historical and contemporary artists and come to understand …

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This course is for people who wish to follow careers in art and design. It is ideal for those who wish to gain an initial qualification to enable progression to an extended diploma and also offers a wide range of materials and technique experiences for those who would like to experiment with a range of media before choosing a specialism.

You will have the opportunity to try your hand at metalwork, ceramics, textiles, graphics, photography, moving image and fine art. You will learn about the visual language and how to read and create 2D and 3D work to a high standard. You will also have the opportunity to study the lives and works of historical and contemporary artists and come to understand how the work of others relates and influences your own studies. You will then spend the final weeks of the academic programme following your chosen specialist field and build a portfolio of work in this area. All of this work is set as a series of assignments that collect to form folders. All students follow a functional skills programme and have weekly tutorial sessions where skills such as interview technique and group work are developed. All students also receive individual tutorials to review and advise on their work and personal development on a regular basis.

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End Qualification:

BTEC Diploma in Art And Design Level 2

Entry Requirements:

Interview required

4 GCSEs at grade D or above, preferably including a creative based subject. Alternatively, successful completion of a BTEC level 1 diploma at merit grade is also acceptable. You will be required to successfully pass an interview with a demonstration of enthusiasm and commitment towards the subject area and bring examples of craft and art work. Individual cases will be considered on their own merits.

You will be invited to attend an interview, and will be required to bring a folder of suitable craft and art work.

Assessment:

The work on the course is project/assignment based, and assessment in continuous throughout the course. Some units will be subject to external assessment. Each unit will be assessed and awarded with a final grade of pass, merit or distinction. The course is completed with a final major project and exhibition.

Progression from this course:

The course is equivalent to four GCSEs grade A* - C. Successful completion of this course (at merit grade), will allow you to progress to an extended diploma in textile design, fashion and clothing, photography, graphic design, 3D design, general art and design, television and film or technical theatre. You may also be able to go directly into employment at junior level in such areas as retail and design.

Locations:

King's Lynn Campus - PE30 2QW, Isle Campus - PE13 2JE

Duration:

1 Year

Start times:

September 2013

How to Apply:

Please apply online using the general college application form

Course Costs:

All students on full-time courses will need to pay a materials / resources fee. Details will be provided before enrolment. If you are under 19 on 31st August in the year you begin your programme, you will not have to pay tuition or registration fees for your course. For students aged 19 or over, there will be a tuition fee (depends on the course) for each year of the course as well as a registration fee (which includes exam fees). However, many students will be eligible for reduced fees and / or financial support towards the costs. Click here for detailed information. Please contact Student Services if you have further queries.

There is a recommended starter kit costing approx £100. There will be visits to galleries or exhibitions and transport costs are not likely to be more than £48 in total for all trips.

Additional Information:

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to apply to the college's learner support fund for financial support with the costs associated with your studies. For more details, please click here or contact student services on 01553 815271 (King's Lynn campus) or 01945 582561 (Isle campus) or 01223 860701 (Cambridge campus)

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