Course summary

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design is a 120 credit qualification with 720 guided learning hours that consists of approximately 10 different units that combine to provide 120 credits. This course is the equivalent of two Alevels and provides the same amount of UCAS points.  Work will be graded Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*.

Why should I study BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design?

I want to pursue a career using my skills in Art & Design.

I want to miss out a Foundation Year if I decide to go to University.

I want to develop a broad knowledge of Art, Craft Design and Art related industries.

I want a full-time course and to pursue a career in Art and Design.

Because in certain cases, this qualification is accepted by some universities for direct entry.

What will I study in BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design?

You will develop your Art, Craft & Design skills including:

  • Drawing and Painting and Mixed Media
  • Photography and Digital Imaging
  • Print Making
  • 3D Resistant Materials
  • Graphics
  • Textiles
  • The History of Art and Design
  • The Art and Design Industry
  • Decorative Imagery
  • Visual Communication
  • You will carry out Units of work involving short projects and longer assignments.

What can it lead to?

Degree courses in many related areas such as Interior Design, Product Design, Furniture Design, Graphics and Graphic Design, Silversmith: Ceramics, Textiles, Fine Art, Photography, Illustration, Animation, Conservation and Restoration, Fashion Design and Retail, Website and New Media, Television and Film Production, Art History (combines with many other subjects including History

and English Literature, Curator, Teaching, Art Therapy, Sculpture, Computer and Game Design, Architecture, Printmaking.

Employment in related industries:

Computer and Game Design, Photography and Photo-Journalism, Advertising, Art Direction (Film and TV), Textile Design and Interior Design, Fashion Design and Retail, Website Design, Print Design and Production (Newspaper and Magazine), Automotive Design, Industrial Design, Picture Libraries, Visual Merchandising, Jewelry Design, Ceramic Design and Ceramicist, Designer/maker (own business), Fashion Illustration, Set Design, Costume Design, Package Design, Architecture,

Landscape Gardening.

Is there anything I can do before I start the course?

  • Visit Chellaston Sixth Form Exhibition in the Summer Term.
  • Visit Galleries and other college end of year exhibitions.
  • Work hard to obtain good results in Art &Design GCSE.

For further details, please contact Mrs C Johnson.