Art and Design - Level 3 Triple Diploma

Course Code: VA1FE65

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01/09/2020University Centre1 YearApply

Course Overview

The Blackpool and the Fylde college level3/4 Foundation Studies is a pivotal qualification which supports students in the transition from general education to specialist art and design education. The qualification has been designed to encourage exploration, experimentation and risk taking. Learning through projects, assignments, presentations and group critiques will enable students to develop strong communication skills and support the transition from general to specialist art and design education. The qualification builds on learners’ prior experience, linking skills already acquired with ideas and challenges which will extend the learners’ critical independence and enable them to demonstrate a full understanding of the relevant standards required to achieve progression to higher education. It is delivered over one year, and is a progression route for learners who have completed A-levels or a Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Art & Design or related subjects. The majority of learners completing the Diploma in Foundation Studies –Art & Design progress into higher education, with some progressing into employment or apprenticeships.

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:

5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language plus one 'A' level pass or Level 3 Extended Diploma. 

Equivalent level qualifications, including equivalent industry experience or international qualifications will be taken into account.  An informal discussion is required with portfolio of artwork.

If you would like to discuss your qualifications or you are concerned about anything, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Qualification Obtained

Diploma in Art & Design - Foundation Studies

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

Assessment Methods

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 as well as group crits and seminar based discussion.

Industry 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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