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Art and Design BTEC

Exam Board: EDEXCEL

Level of study: Level 3

Length of course: 2 years

Entry requirements: General vocational entry requirements plus grade C or above In GCSE Art and Design and a 5  in English Language

What will you study?

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 National (Extended Certificate) in Art & Design are set out as a two year course, which are designed to allow the opportunity for you to study the subject from a vocational, work-related setting and to consolidate further the different specialisms studied previously. You can expect to work from the creative disciplines of drawing & painting, abstract illustration, multi-media processes and stationary design etc. You are also introduced to specialist disciplines such as jewellery making/ceramics, print making and image making; along with this is the personalised specialist unit, the ‘FMP’.

On top of their practical development students will also have to explore the health and safety legislation which governs the Art & Design industry, as well as making important links with vocational practises and the work of other artists. These will be evidenced through annotation, case-studies and information gathered from visits to museums, galleries and different industries.

The Edexcel BTEC L3 Extended certificate consists of 4 units of work, with the 3 core units and 1 of the specialist units being covered.

Mandatory Units:

· Unit 1: Visual Recording and communications in Art and Design                          10 Credits

· Unit 2: Materials, Techniques and Processes in Art and Design                             10 Credits

· Unit 3: The creative process                                                                                           10 credits

· Unit 4: Optional unit: 3D design craft materials techniques & processes            10 credits

Type of Assessment: 1. Assignment set and marked internally and Task set and marked by Pearson.

Studying art can lead to a wide range of university degree courses in Architecture, Interior Design, Interior Decoration, Surface Design, Fashion, Textiles, Glass, Ceramics, Exhibition Design, Photography, Film, Video and Television, Animation, Illustration Graphics, Product Design, Furniture Design, Fine Art and Community Arts.