BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art & Design

Course: Art & Design Diploma Foundation Studies FL3
Code: QSDPL3ART1/F010H
Location: Hartford Campus
Dates: 04/09/2017 to 29/06/2018
Times: 00.00 to 00.00
Hours/week: 13.50
Weeks: 34



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What is the programme structure?

The programme consists of a number of units, where all the main disciplines are sampled. Students will then be able to specialise in a particular area of study.

Who is the programme for?

This programme is for students who wish to pursue a professional career in art or design through the study of a degree or Foundation Degree.

How long does it take to complete?
1 year, post A Level/pre-degree

What qualifications do I need?

5 GCSEs grade A* - C or equivalent (including GCSE English). You will also be need to present a satisfactory portfolio.

What does it include?

The areas included are: - Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Ceramics, 3D Design, Graphic Communication and Fashion/Textiles. There are annual trips to London and abroad supplementing Art History, providing access to major collections and exhibitions. Recent trips have included, Paris, Barcelona, Prague, Vienna, and New York.

Are there any special facilities for the programme?
The college has specialist state of the art, design studios, where you can explore a range of materials and processes in wood, metal, clay and plaster, paint, print, photography, textiles etc.

Will there be any extra costs involved?

Some programme materials are provided free of charge, and other material can be purchased from the college shop. Optional educational visits are charged at cost as and when they arise, your Course Leader will inform you of these.

How is the programme assessed?
Learning is through tutorials, consultation, and practical studies/workshop lectures and a personal written reflective diary. Formal assessment during the first two terms will allow you to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and assist you to make the appropriate applications to higher education. There is a final major project assessed by exhibition.

What award will I achieve?
BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art & Design

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What can I do next?

Degree, Foundation Degree or HND in a range of specialist studies e.g. graphic design, 3D design, fashion/textile design, fine art. A number of students each year are guaranteed places at Manchester Metropolitan or Salford Universities to which the course is affiliated.

Equal Opportunities:

Mid Cheshire College is committed to the implementation of a policy to achieve equality of opportunity for all staff, students and members of the community it serves. In doing so the College will actively work to achieve equality regardless of age, race, skin colour, disability, gender, marital status, sexuality and faith.The College supports the government initiative ‘Every Child Matters’ and ‘Youth Matters’ and all courses include elements which contribute to students achieving the five outcomes, namely, being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well-being.

How do I get further information?

Contact the college on 01606 74444 alternatively visit the website or email Students aged 19 and over please contact the college to find out about the fees

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