Course Code: VA1FE64 Art and Design - Level 2 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 05 Sep 2022 University Centre 1 Year Apply now 05 Sep 2023 University Centre 1 Year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary 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 moving to a level 3 qualification. This course primarily attracts school leavers but we welcome those learners keen on upgrading skills and returning to study. Entry Requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 - 1 including English and Maths a successful interview with a tutor he ability to study independently a genuine interest in the subject good communication skills hardworking approach towards the industry Essential Skills – English and Maths If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject. Qualification Obtained Diploma in Art and Design Assessment Methods Through this course you will: Have a critical and contextual awareness of different perspectives and approaches within art, design or related subjects of study or work Research, analyse and evaluate relevant information and ideas in order to develop creative solutions Understand, adapt and safely use appropriate and practical methods and skills for creative production Solve complex problems through the application of art, design or related practical, theoretical and technical understanding Critically review the effectiveness and appropriateness of methods, actions and results Use evaluative and reflective skills in order to take responsibility for own learning, development and decision-making Take responsibility for the research, planning, time management and actions to access progression opportunities Effectively present yourself and your work to appropriate audiences. Industry Placement and Field Trips The course encourages learners to attend research trips organised by Blackpool School of Arts. Previous research trips have taken students to Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Tate Liverpool, The Walker Art Gallery, Royal academy, National Gallery, Tate Modern and Tate Britain. Research trips play an important role on the course and learner projects. Learning and Teaching 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. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods: Assessment is specifically designed to fit the qualification including a range of assessment types and styles suited to vocational qualifications in the sector. There are two main forms of assessment: External and Internal. Methods of assessment include practical, coursework. Tuition Fees If you are 18 and under no course fees are payable. If you are 19+, please read our tuition fees guide. Other Costs and Equipment Needed Learners will have access to industry standard equipment from the beginning of the course. All learners will have available to them a supply of basic materials at the start of the course. Learners are encouraged to purchase their own materials to support their studies. Learners will also have access to industry standard software such as Photoshop, illustrator and ‘Solid works’. Access to laser cutting and 3D printing is also available to Art & design learners on this course. We have large fully equipped traditional print room that is used to support learner’s projects. Essential materials such as sketch books are supplied initially as well as access to specialist and industry standard equipment. Learners thereafter, are expected to cover the costs of their art materials and an indicative list of materials is supplied at the start of the course. The college has its own art shop, and there is a larger art and design shop 5 minutes walk away from the college. Course trips that are organised by the college may have a fee attached to them, full details of which will be given to learners at the start of their course. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: UAL Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression: The majority of students progress onto Level 3 courses here with us at Blackpool and the Fylde College and other institutions. This could include: Art & Design, Fashion, Interiors and Textiles, Graphic Design , Photography, Media, Music, Performing Arts or Acting. Students may also apply for Level 3 Creative Apprenticeships to gain further qualifications in the workplace. The North West has a burgeoning creative industry supported by significant investment in recent projects including Media City, Salford however the multi-disciplinary nature of a diploma in Art and Design means graduating students will develop the skills to work towards a number of different industry environments and respond to a range of varying market demands.