Art & Design Foundation

BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma

Art & Design Foundation

Why should I study this course?

If you have completed A Level and BTEC level 3 courses this course is an excellent route into Higher Education – it will provide you with a stunning portfolio of work if you are seeking employment. Each year £80 billion is generated by creative people in the Art and Design industry, so there are plenty of opportunities to find work after finishing your education.

The course will provide you with opportunities to build on skills learnt to enable you to access higher education courses in Art and Design. With guidance from tutors you will be equipped to make an informed and confident application to a specialist degree or other related programme.

What will I study?

During the first term you will develop skills further in drawing, experimentation with media and making connections with other approaches. Contextual studies will also extend your knowledge and understanding. You will then work within a chosen specialist area to develop a personal portfolio in one of the following areas:

·         Photography

·         Fine Art

·         Textiles

·         Fashion

·         Illustration

·         Graphics

Skills already acquired by you will be refined through focused learning, and independent studio time to prepare you for higher education and employment environments.

You will be able to choose the discipline which is the most appropriate match for your individual creative personality and as you develop through the course you will decide on a personal direction within a chosen specialism. The course culminates in a final project which builds upon the skills previously learned.

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How is the course assessed?

All units are marked to pass or fail apart from the final major Project which allows you to access the higher grades. All work is marked by us and moderated by Edexcel. You will have weekly feedback sessions in which targets are set for the week ahead.

What will the course prepare me for?

The course is an excellent route into Higher Education – it will provide you with a stunning portfolio of work if you are seeking employment. Each year £80 billion is generated by creative people in the Art and Design industry, so there is plenty of opportunity to find work after finishing your education.

Private study

You will have time allocated on your timetable for independent study in the studio to develop your ongoing work.

What materials will I need to provide?

You can buy a starter pack from us along with your sketchbooks.

How will I be taught?

12 hours per week will be taught studio time; units will be delivered through open themes to encourage your personal responses. There will be some taught group sessions and theory sessions exploring art history.

This course is for you if...

You have enjoyed your Advanced Level Art courses and cannot get enough of it. If you have enjoyed working with different media, accepting a new challenge and refining your skills to get the best results you will enjoy this course.

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What are the course requirements?

Students must have passed an A Level Art course at a minimum grade C or achieved DMM on a Level 3 vocational Art course.  They will also need 4 or more GCSEs at grade 9 – 4  including a minimum grade 4 in GCSE English Language.

If you are interested in joining the College we will arrange a meeting with an experienced subject counsellor who will help you to choose courses that best suit your ambitions and achievements.

All entry requirement details are correct at the time of publication;however, the College may need to make some changes in light of student demand, staff availability and external factors beyond the College’s control.

What skills do I need?

  • Self-motivation and time organisation skills
  • Drawing and painting skills
  • The ability to use a library and not just the internet
  • The ability to return to work to improve it