BTEC Diploma in Visual Arts (Level 2)

Course: FL2 Diploma in Visual Arts
Code: QSDPL2VIS1/F010H
Location: Hartford Campus
Dates: 12/09/2016 to 30/06/2017
Times: 09.10 to 16.30
Fee: £595.00
Hours/week: 9.50
Weeks: 34



01606 74444

What is the programme structure?

The course is based on practical and academic activities including units that are project based.

Students will experience a range of visual arts subjects including traditional art & design and digital arts. They will explore techniques allowing them to develop creativity, express personal interests and generate ideas. Despite the practical nature of the course, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the historical and cultural context of visual arts and produce critical and evaluative research in order to guide their own practice. Students will complete project work across a range of visual arts subjects before choosing a specialist pathway of either traditional art & design (fine art, textiles, ceramics, printmaking) or digital arts (photography, graphic design, games design). Students will also compile work together to create a portfolio ready for their next step.

Who is the programme for?

Students who have an interest and ability in a broad range of visual arts subjects. This course provides the skillsets for students who wish to progress to level 3 in Art & Design, Graphics, Photography and Games Design courses.

How long does it take to complete?
1 year, equivalent to 4 GSCE’s

What qualifications do I need?

4 GCSEs at Grade D or above or equivalent (including GCSE English), or a Level 1 qualification.
You will also need to present a satisfactory portfolio.

What does it include?

This course is part of a study programme to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further or higher education or employment.

The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study.

The key theme of Study Programmes at Level 2 will be the development of occupational skills in a selected vocational area and the development of personal, social and employability skills with a view to raising aspirations.

As well as your core qualification you will study GCSE or Functional Skills in English and Maths plus English and maths development as part of the core qualification.

Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education. Plus additional personal development activity which may include work experience and projects.

Are there any special facilities for the programme?
Students will use specialist Apple Mac suites and art & design workshops. They will also have use of photography studios and the Adobe Creative Suite (CS6).

Will there be any extra costs involved?

The cost of trips varies from year to year and detailed information will be given out to you by your Course Leader. Some programme materials are provided free of charge, and other material can be purchased from the college shop. However, you may wish to purchase a starter pack which will provide you with your own basic set of equipment.

How is the programme assessed?
Assessment is carried out through projects based on real industry scenarios. The team throughout the course uses a wide range of assessment methods. As the course progresses you will be expected to rely more on your own initiative. You will work with experienced professionals who have a long history of success in the art & design industry and are well placed to advise you on your future options or help you into further education.

What award will I achieve?
Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Visual Arts. This course is equivalent to 4 GCSE’s and includes GCSE/Functional Skills and opportunities for enhancement.

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What can I do next?

Successful students may progress to a related Level 3 course such as the 90 Credit Diploma in Art & Design, the 90 Credit Diploma in Fashion, the 90 Credit Diploma in Graphic Design, the 90 Credit Diploma in Photography or the 90 Credit Diploma in Games Design.

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 or over please contact the college for further information on the course fee.

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