“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
The BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Art & Design offers a series of practical units based upon briefs that you would find in the creative industries as well as external exam units in which students explore the formal, cultural and critical contexts of Art & Design. The course provides students with a broad range of creative skills giving them the opportunity and experience to either apply for work directly in the creative field or apply to University to undertake a degree bypassing an art foundation after Y13.
Unit 1 - External Visual Recording
Unit 2 - External Contextual & Critical Study
Unit 3 - Creative Process
Unit 4 - Materials, Techniques & Processes
Unit 10 - Graphic Design OR Unit 13 - 3D Materials
Unit 5 - Portfolio (prepare a portfolio for interviews)
Unit 7 - External Realising Creative Intentions
Unit 9 - Photography: Digital, Analogue, Alternative
Grade C or 5 (or above) in GCSE Art & Design OR Merit (or above) in Art & Design BTEC Level 2 are advisable in addition to Sixth Form entry requirements.