2018 Art & Design Course

Course Information

The Level 3 BTEC course offers a vocational context to studying Art and Design. During the 2 year course you will complete 4 units covering a wide range of specialisms within Art and Design. These include:

  • The Creative Process
    The Creative Process underpins all aspects of creative subjects. This unit is planned and delivered by teaching staff and involves you developing and refining your own ideas and work in response to a theme.
  • Fine Art Materials, Techniques and Processes
    This optional specialist unit enables you to explore range of Fine Art materials, techniques and processes including drawing, painting, print making, sculpture and digital art.
  • Visual Recording and Communication
    In this unit you will investigate, experiment and explore a range of visual recording materials and methods to express and communicate ideas. This unit involves you preparing a set of work on a theme provided by the exam board.
  • Critical and Contextual Studies in Art and Design
    This unit allows you to develop skills in contextual research and visual analysis. You will explore the work of a range of practitioners from the world of Art, Craft and Design. This unit is externally set by the exam board and involves you responding to a brief.

Course Requirements

Students wishing to study the BTEC course need to demonstrate a commitment to the creative subjects. We would ask that you have obtained a grade 5 in Art and a grade 5 in English is desirable but not necessary. Staff are willing to look through your portfolio if you have not studied Art at KS4 to see if you have the necessary skills for this course.

What type of student is this course suitable for?

The BTEC course is aimed at a creative student who is keen to explore a wide range of materials, techniques and processes. The course is broken down in to a series of projects allowing for a structured approach with a vocational context. Students studying this course have to be organised and show an ability to manage their time in order to meet deadlines.

Where could this course take you?

Many of our students progress to a Foundation Course in Art and Design or straight on to University. This course prepares you with the necessary skills for higher education in a range

What our students say

During the BTEC course I have improved my skills as an artist. I have enjoyed the flexibility of exploring a wide range of materials and techniques in my work.”

Course Information
  • Course level:Level 3
  • Exam Board:Pearson Edexcel