Diploma in Art and Design L3

Full Time · Art · Bishop Auckland Campus

Start Date:
03 September 2024
If you are aged 16 to 18 this course is free. Otherwise an Advanced Learner Loan is available.
Level 3
Taught at:
Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

The Extended Diploma in Art and Design Level 3 is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to progress onto degree level study in Art and Design or into employment. Students will explore, develop and expand their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating, demanding and provides a supportive transition from further to higher education. The vocational context of this qualification is key and this is provided through assignment briefs that provide you with realistic, work based scenarios and projects.

For more information please visit: Art and Design - Bishop Auckland College (bacoll.ac.uk)

Course requirements

Minimum 4 GCSE’s at grades 9 - 4 (A* - C) or equivalent, including a C or above in Maths and English, or a Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject area.

What will I do?

Our Extended Diploma in Art and Design Level 3 is taught over four days per week which includes work experience. The BTEC Extended Diploma provides in-depth knowledge from a wide selection of areas in the creative field including fine art, textiles, graphics, multimedia and photography. You will start with the knowledge gained from your diploma in Art and Design L2 and then develop your skills in a range of specialist areas which may include visual recording, ideas and concepts, historical studies, textiles, graphics, multimedia, photography, sculpture, computers and printmaking.

What will it give me?

This is a specialist qualification for those who have a clear view of their future career or want to progress into higher education. The course is equivalent to three A Levels and highly valued by universities.

Materials needed

You will be provided with specialist art equipment throughout the course but will be expected to provide your basic art materials and you may be asked to contribute towards the cost of educational visits as part of your studies.

What can I do when I finish?

If you gain suitable grades you may progress into higher education and study a degree in fine art, animation, fashion design, graphic design, interior design or photography.

What next?

If you would like to apply, please click the "Apply Now" section below and follow the steps. Thank you!

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