BTEC Art and Design 

Faculty:  Expressive Arts                                      

Level: BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Examination Board /website: EDEXCEL

Assessment Details: 100% Coursework equivalent to one A-level

Written Examinations: None

Practical Examinations: None

Coursework Unit titles:

Unit 1 Visual Recording in Art and Design

Unit 2 Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design

Unit 3 Communication through Art and Design

Unit 4 Communication through Art and Design

Unit 5 Exploring Specialist Ceramic Techniques

Unit 6 Experimental Imagery in Photography

Course Outline: The first part of the course focuses on building up recording skills, using a wide variety of materials and techniques.   For each unit students are given a design brief. Each brief examines a specific aspect of the Art and Design industry. Students then respond to selected artists, designers, artisans and craftspeople to meet each design brief. Students are encouraged to work as if they were a designer or practitioner within the creative industry. The course is split into 3 Units per year, and it enables students to explore a wide range of art making practices and media. Students must pass all six units in order to be awarded the qualification.

Skills / Aptitudes required to be successful in this course: Creative thinker, receptive to new ideas and different ways of creating art, analytical skills, hardworking, independent learner, receptive to new ideas and concepts. Students who undertake the BTEC Art and Design course will be expected to work during lunchtime and afterschool studio sessions.

Goes well with: For those wishing to pursue a career within the Creative Arts: Photography, Textiles, Product Design, Media, but can be studied in any combination of subjects.

Pathways – Career and /or further study possibilities, using this subject: The creative sector is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK. It currently accounts for 6% of the UK’s GDP, with further growth predicted for the next decade. The creative industry and has proven to expand despite recent economic crisis.  Studying Art and Design at AS and A2 level provides students with a fantastic platform for a Foundation Art Course, followed by BA in Art, Design or Art History.  The career prospects are varied: Digital Editor, Graphic Designer, Curator, Education, Product Designer, Fashion Designer, Brand Designer, Art Historian, Animator, Architect, Visual Merchandiser, Landscape Gardener, Games Designer, Advertising, Set Designer, Web Designer, Illustrator, Furniture Designer, Art Therapist, Jewellery Designer, Ceramicist Textile Designer.

For further information, please contact: Ms Catherine Sergent, Head of Art This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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