5 GCSEs at grade 4, including English and/or Maths, plus a successful portfolio interview.
The BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design is a two-year qualification equivalent to three A Levels. It has been designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree level study, further education and training or into employment in the creative and visual arts sector. It provides an opportunity for those who have an interest in arts to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating and demanding and provides a supportive transition from further to higher education.
The course offers an exciting project-based approach where you will develop your art and design skills alongside like-minded artists culminating in professional, industry-relevant outcomes that will form a portfolio of work to prepare you for further study or work within the industry. We’re proud of our community of creative artists and you’ll be encouraged to collaborate with other courses to deliver an industry-like experience. We will support your development as an artist in a range of areas.
You can expect to study:
- Visual language in art and design
- Drawing and painting skills
- Print and photography
- Fashion textiles
- Materials, processes and technical skills
- Problem solving in 2D and 3D
- Progressing in art and design
- Exhibiting your final major project
As part of your assessment, you will undertake projects that will allow you to utilise the various skills acquired throughout the course. The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels. It is a complete programme and is therefore not taken with any other course. Having an understanding and interest in arts and the culture of arts will benefit you personally and professionally.