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Art and Design Foundation Diploma/Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Art and Design BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3
Code 1004
Qualification Type National Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This is a practical, multi-disciplinary programme which is project based throughout.The projects will have a vocational element (ie introduction to the world of work) and the programme will include a live brief or a competitive element as appropriate (eg livecommission/submission to a public exhibition of work). The programme offers a broad experience aimed at developing art and design specialist skills (techniques/ideas development/visual language) along with critical analysis and appreciation of historical and contemporary issues. The first year involves the introduction and exploration of a wide range of subject specialist areas which encourages the development of individual approaches and personal preferences. In the second year learners will be encouraged to become more involved with the design of project briefs leading to more independent study choices and highly individual bodies of work in order to make appropriate choices for progression.


Visual recording (drawing/photography) Materials, techniques and processes Ideas and concepts Communication through art and design Digital image manipulation Painting and printmaking Mixed media and 3D Illustration Graphic media History and contextual studies Personal and professional development Setting up a studio

How will it be delivered?

This course is assessed through practical activities and written coursework depending on the subject matter. Coursework and practical assessments are based on realistic workplace situations and live assignments where appropriate.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs grade A*- C/4-9 to include English Or level two diploma (merit) Or first diploma (merit) Or NVQ level two Or equivalent

Your next steps...

Successful completion of the programme will qualify the learner for employment within the industry or entry onto appropriate degree programmes at colleges and universities throughout the country. This includes our related level four higher national certificates, Level Five BTEC Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (fashion, graphic design and interactive media pathways also available) and the Foundation Degree (FdA) in Applied Digital Media and BA (Hons) in Media Design and Production.


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