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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Art and Design Practice

Level 3
Full-Time
24/25
6034667X
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Overview

This BTEC in Art and Design Practice will guide you through the different specialties of Art and Design you may want to study in the future and will assist you in putting together a portfolio of work suitable for applying to Further and Higher Degree or Foundation courses of your choice.
This course is suitable for prospective students who have completed their GCSE or A'level Art and want to continue their studies in order to pursue a career in art and design. The two year qualification is equivalent to three A'levels. The advantage of this course is that students can explore different areas of art and design and do not need to study any unrelated subjects, providing they fulfil the entry requirements.
In year One, students will have Two major projects, and study Fine Art, Ceramics, Photography or Graphics and Sculpture. In year Two, students put together a portfolio of work for progression and explore interview techniques and practice presentation skills. Students choose their own specialist subject for the The Final Major Project, and using the theme provided, produce a series of outcomes which are displayed in an exhibition of student work, organised by the students.

The Extended Diploma, equivalent to three A Levels, is a two-year, full-time course that meets entry requirements for learners who want to progress to higher education courses in art and design areas before entering employment. This qualification has been designed to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to further education, higher education and training or employment in the Art & Design industry. This programmes is designed for progression and to provide a substantial portfolio as an outcome of undertaking significant experimental explorations and projects that showcases learners’ skills and knowledge will prepare them for progression.

Reducing the number of units and assessments allows for largescale projects and provides a holistic learning experience for all. This enables a diagnostic process that balances development of skills with personal growth and intentions. The breadth of study in each qualification gives learners opportunities to consider their practice in the context of professional practice with work from inception of ideas to completion. The assessment enables learners to demonstrate valuable skills such as analysis, planning, organisation and critical thinking in the context of developing practical outcomes. Core technical skills development that covers all practices has been embedded throughout the programme.

Dungannon Campus specialises in Digital Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Visual Communication. Using the EPIC framework with a focus on employability at its core, providing students with an opportunity to explore commerciality in a creative environment.

Learners taking this qualification will study two mandatory learning and teaching module:

  • Exploring and Developing Art and Design Skills
  • Advancing Creative Practice

This qualification has been designed to enable and encourage multidisciplinary practice and integration of all the relevant skills that learners want to develop. Technical skills have been expressed through the following categories to allow for development and integration of skills across practices, including skills used across art, design and media:

  • image and mark
  • fashion/wearable
  • space and form
  • moving image and lens
  • experience
  • usable/product
  • text
  • sound

Skills are developed through teaching and learning modules and synthesised through projects, producing outcomes for assessment.

  • Exploring and Developing Art and Design Skills
  • Advancing Creative Practice
  • Four GCSEs grade C or above or equivalent to include Maths, English and ICT and preferably a relevant creative subjects. Entry is subject to a successful interview with the course co-ordinator. If you do not have the subjects required you may still be accepted unto the course, but you will be required to study Maths, English and ICT as Essential skills in addition to the main course.

    As all units are internally assessed, they allow learners to use large-scale projects, workshops and completing assignments as the basis for generating evidence for assessment. Learners must complete all four assessment units and achieve a Pass grade or above in each assessment criterion. The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Art and Design Practice is graded using an overall qualification grading of PPP to D*D*D*, attracting UCAS points in the same way as A'Level grades.

    As mentioned previously, students can progress to HE Foundation courses or FE Degree courses. Past students have successfully progressed to diverse careers such as Graphic Design, Professional Photography, Interior Design, Architectural Interior design, Costume Design, Fashion Design, Art Therapy, Ceramic design, Jewellery and Applied Art, Illustration, Fine Art, Printmaking, Visual Merchandising and other creative industries.

    2 Available Sessions

    *The fees quoted are per annum and are payable for each year of the course’s duration.

    Dungannon

    Full-Time

    P3670DF10A

    Session Code

    2 Year(s)

    Duration

    Further Education

    Mode of Study

    16

    Hours per Week

    34

    Number of Weeks

    Interview Required

    24/25

    Academic Year

    02/09/2024

    Start Date

    Subject to Timetable

    Day/s

    Brian.Lalsingh@swc.ac.uk

    Coordinator(s)

    Total Annual Fee N/A

    Total Concessionary Fee N/A

    Full Fee Breakdown

    **Concession Fee Breakdown

    Fees Payable Each Year

    **Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

    Enniskillen

    Full-Time

    P3670EF10A

    Session Code

    2 Year(s)

    Duration

    Further Education

    Mode of Study

    16

    Hours per Week

    34

    Number of Weeks

    Interview Required

    24/25

    Academic Year

    02/09/2024

    Start Date

    Subject to Timetable

    Day/s

    patricia.fox@swc.ac.uk

    Coordinator(s)

    Total Annual Fee N/A

    Total Concessionary Fee N/A

    Full Fee Breakdown

    **Concession Fee Breakdown

    Fees Payable Each Year

    **Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

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