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Art & Design BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma


This is a two year course equivalent to 1.5 A Levels plus an AS Level in Art Graphics.
This course is designed for those students who are committed to following a career in Art & Design and want to progress onto higher education courses at university level. The diploma is a work-related programme of study where students will be working to real briefs in a variety of Fine Art & Design contexts. Students will be working in Fine Art, Graphic Design, Digital and Lens-based specialisms. An AS Level in Art Graphics will also be taken as part of the course.

Core Units:
Visual Recording and Communication; Critical and Contextual Studies; Materials, Techniques & Processes in Art & Design; The Creative Process.
Professional & Specialist Units: Photographic Materials, Techniques & Processes, Graphic Materials, Fine Art Materials, 3D Design Materials, Textile Materials, 3D Design Craft Materials.

Taught Through:
Directed Learning; Practical Skills - a wide range of 2D & 3D processes including printmaking, computer manipulation, photography, film and drawing; materials, techniques and processes: a variety of creative technology media, lens-based, and wet & dry media; guided learning research styles: recording and researching information; independent development: guided development of personal creative pathways.

What could you be?
Designer for Theatre and Performance; Graphic Designer; Illustrator; Set Design for Film and TV; Animator; Textile Designer; Fine Artist and Community Art.

Where could you go?
University for The Arts London; Bournemouth; Falmouth; Plymouth; Winchester; University of The South West.
Recent student destinations: Ravensbourne; Bournemouth AUB; Plymouth University; Portsmouth University; Falmouth School of Art; Oxford Brookes University; London College of Fashion; UCA Farnham.

Entry Recommendations:
Grade 6 or above in GCSE Art & Design

Assessment:
• Two year course
• Two externally set units

Each unit is graded either:
• Pass (70 points)
• Merit (80 points)
• Distinction (90 points)

Giles Richardson
richardsong@budmouth.dorset.sch.uk

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