Art and Design - Level 3 Triple Diploma
Course Code: VA1FE73
The Blackpool and the Fylde College BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design is an Applied General qualification and is equivalent in size to three A Levels. Learners who want to take this qualification will have successfully completed a Level 2 programme of learning with GCSEs or vocational qualifications. The qualification has been developed for post-16 learners who wish to focus their learning on art and design with a view to progressing to a related higher education course and potentially a career in the sector. The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Art and Design is studied over two years.
The aim of this course is to provide a fundamental understanding of the materials, techniques and processes used in the art and design process. Our purpose is to guide your learning supplying you with essential knowledge of how to use the creative process, research methods, idea and concept development, the use of appropriate materials and methods, evaluation and reflection of creative practice.
You will have access to excellent facilities and staff with specialist ‘real world’ skills that will develop you for your future career and as part of your preparation for BA application. This course primarily attracts school leavers but we welcome those learners keen on upgrading skills and returning to study.
If you have passion and interest in creative practice, and are prepared to work towards developing your potential we want to hear from you.
Successful applicants to this course will usually have:
5 GCSE’s at C and above of which one must be either English or Maths.
In is an advantage if you have taken art or product design at GCSE level, but if you can evidence a skill and a passion in Art and Design then we can help you with your future.
We encourage conscientious and tenacious students, hardworking and dedicated. Punctuality and full attendance is also required; expectations are that we are training you for the workplace.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
You will be working on practical assignments where you will be producing art and design work, with a wide variety of techniques, materials, and methods. In addition you will be given the opportunity to investigate experimental approaches to your work, combining traditional and digital methods. You will be expected to research, plan, explore, develop, produce and then evaluate and reflect on your ideas.
The primary teaching method is specialist workshop based demonstration and experimentation which is supported by individual and group based projects and briefs.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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