Art and Design - Level 2

Course Code: VA1FE64

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Start DateLocationDuration
02/09/2019University Centre1 YearApply

Course Overview

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

If you have passion and interest in creative practice, and are prepared to work towards developing your potential we want to hear from you.

Successful applicants to this course will usually have:

Level 2 is less challenging in terms of academic skills and supports those who may not have achieved their full potential or qualifications whilst at school.

In is an advantage if you have taken art or product design at GCSE level, but if you can evidence a skill and a passion in Art and Design then we can help you with your future.

We encourage conscientious and tenacious students, hardworking and dedicated. Punctuality and full attendance is also required; expectations are that we are training you for the workplace.

Qualification Obtained

Diploma in Art and Design

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.

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning 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.

Work Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further 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.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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