BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Pathway: Fine Art and 3D Ceramics FL3

Course: BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Pathway: Fine Art and 3D Ceramics FL3
Code: QSNFL3ART1/F010H
Location: Hartford Campus
Dates: 04/09/2017 to 29/06/2018
Times: 09.10 to 16.30
Hours/week: 13.50
Weeks: 34



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What is the programme structure?

Projects will involve the main areas of art and design activity, including fashion textiles, painting, visual communication, ceramics, art/design history, drawing and 3D design. Year 2 Increasing specialism in chosen areas with tutorial discussion and support regarding career progression. The BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design provides in-depth knowledge from a wide selection of areas in the creative field. The qualification builds and develops the necessary skills, techniques and attitudes to begin a successful professional career or move onto further study. It gives an understanding of the employment opportunities available in the art and design world so that you can progress into a specific area of work, and if already in employment, move onto a more responsible job or prominent position within the industry. The course structure can allow the qualification to be flexible to meet learners interests, abilities and aspirations.

Who is the programme for?

Students who want to work towards a career or a higher education at university course in art & design. University courses and careers in art and design are many and varied. It is sometimes difficult to make a decision to specialise straight away from school, without knowing more about the possible HE courses or careers that are available to you. Not only is the course designed to help you decide which area of art and design will be most suitable to you for HE and careers, but also to build on your previous experience and develop your skills in a full range of art and design subjects.

How long does it take to complete?
1 year - Equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels. Successful completion allows students to progress onto the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design in their 2nd year.

What qualifications do I need?

4 GCSEs at grade A* - C or equivalent including GCSE English. You will also be expected 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 3 will be the development of personal, social and enterprise skills to enable progression to higher levels of study or employment. All learners will undertake a work placement as well as projects that help to develop employability skills.

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

Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education.

Are there any special facilities for the programme?
The college has excellent specialist equipped studios with specific media emphasis such as ceramics studios, fine art studios, textiles workshops and 3D workshops. Students also have access to the specialist Mac suites.

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?
Experimental solutions to a wide range of briefs are encouraged. Work is project based and as you progress through the course, you will be expected to rely more on your own initiative. You will work with skilled and experienced professionals who have a long history of success helping students achieve high grades often above their Minimum Target Grade. We also have significant success in placing students both in higher education and industry. A range of assessment methods are used. Certain aspects involve external projects and assessments. You are encouraged to evaluate your own progress using your own initiative and through tutorials. Formative and summative assessments provide the opportunity for detailed feedback.

What award will I achieve?
Level 3 BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Fine Art and 3D Ceramics)

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What can I do next?

Successful students can apply to the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, or one of the arts based HND/Foundation Degree courses at Mid Cheshire College. Students can also apply to Degree level courses at other universities/colleges. Employment opportunities within art & design are varied and the course helps to develop students employability skills, including self-employment skills.

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 may need to pay a course fee.

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