Course overviewArt and Design Level 3 City of Bristol College
A two-year, full-time BTEC National course in Art and Design.
In year one, students complete a Foundation Diploma before completing an Extended Diploma in year two.
The qualification gives you a solid understanding of broad Art and Design practices, skills and techniques.
Dates and applications
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|LGF1853C01-1||05/09/2022 - 27/06/2023||1 years||Groups (mixed days)||11.91||09:15||College Green Centre||Apply|
Who is this course for?
This course is for young people aged 16-18 and adults aged 19 and over who wish to develop a career in the visual arts, crafts and design industry.
The course is designed mainly for school leavers who have experience of Art and Design at GCSE level who have a passion and desire to explore the diverse subject area.
What you'll learn
In the first year of this course you will study six units where you will explore a variety of different units to build up your general Art and Design skills and knowledge.
You will cover units such as:
- 3D materials
- surface patterns and printing.
In the second year, you will gain experience in life drawing, research and the human form before completing a final major project which runs across eight weeks.
This work will be displayed in the end of year show which is open to friends, family and the public.
You will also have the opportunity to participate in various external projects throughout the two years including painting building site hoardings, designing shop window displays and working with The Arnolfini Gallery.
Course entry requirements
To join this course you need to hold five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above which must include English and/or Maths or equivalent in Level 2 Functional Skills, a higher diploma, an NVQ 2 or Level 2 Diploma at merit grade with ideally GCSE English and Maths at minimum grade 4 (C) or equivalent.
How is the course delivered and assessed?
This course is assessed through written and practical work.
You will present the work in sketchbooks, digital blogs and in different practical formats. You will be assessed on your research, development and experimentation and final outcomes.
You will have access to a full record of feedback and marks for you to monitor your progress, self assess and reflect on your own practice.
Future career and study opportunities
After completing the first year of the course, there are opportunities to switch learning and transfer onto one of our other Extended Diplomas in topics such as:
- Fashion and Clothing
- Graphic Design
- Interactive Design
After completing both years of the course, you may wish to progress onto a Foundation Degree or BA Hons Degree at Higher Education Level.
You may also progress to our Foundation Degree in Graphic Design with Digital Arts.
Past students have also moved into more specialist areas of study, such as print, painting and illustration or they have opted to enter into employment or to take part in an Apprenticeship.
Students aged 16-18 do not need to pay any fees.
For students aged 19-23 who have not previously achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3, there is no need to pay for tuition or exams.
If you are aged 19 and over and have previously studied Level 3-6, you will need to pay the full cost of the course.
If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.
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