Art and Design

BTEC Level 3

The BTEC in Art and Design is a two-year art course equivalent to 3 A-levels. The course will provide you with opportunities to sample a wide range of specialist areas and produce a portfolio that will help you to progress onto study at Higher Education, or employment.

During the two years, projects will cover painting and drawing, graphics, illustration, printing, contextual studies, mixed media and three-dimensional work.

This course is the equivalent to 3 A levels

How will I be assessed?
The course is a mixture of internally and externally set assignments. There are different themed projects in each year covering the separate units that make up your final grade.

Units you could study

  • Visual Recording and Communication.
  • Critical and Contextual Studies in Art and Design.
  • Managing a Client Brief.
  • The Creative Process.
  • Developing and Realising Creative Intentions.
  • Professional Practice in Art and Design.
  • Materials, Techniques and Processes in Art and Design

Career Path

  • Architecture
  • Art Therapy
  • Fine Art
  • Fashion
  • Gallery Curating
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
  • Photography
  • Product Design
  • Teaching
  • Textile Design

More than just a course

You will develop and extend your practical, technical and creative skills. You will enhance your understanding and appreciation of art and design as well as develop a critical understanding of artists & designers and how they advance their practice.

Unique Features

  • Trips to art galleries
  • Field visits to gather subject matter
  • Use of the specialist area and equipment.
  • Open access studio
  • Active participation in our college art show

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 x 4-9 (A*-C) grades at GCSE.

What the students say

“This course is great because it tutors introduce you to loads of new techniques and processes. You are encouraged to try something new and be creative with your own ideas. After just one year I already have a strong portfolio of work for university interviews.”
Kaine Pollitt