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Vocational Studies: Art, Media and IT (Level 1)

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Course Overview

Entry requirements

Suitability will be established at interview, with qualifications and subject specific skills taken into account. You will need a good reference from your previous place of learning


The BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Art & Design has been created to provide students with an introduction to the creative sector, enabling them to make informed future progression choices while developing and applying their knowledge and acquiring a range of relevant practical, communication, personal development and broader transferrable skills.

This qualification is suitable for students who have an interest in Art and Design and wish to explore and extend this interest via a full-time, immersive learning experience. Students will develop creativity skills within a structure that will provide a sound base of skills and knowledge development, while developing skills for progression to further study and broader transferrable skills.

You can expect to study:

  • Developing ideas to create images
  • Using cameras to explore imagery
  • Creating 2D and 3D outcomes
  • Developing problem solving skills
  • Planning an exhibition

This course is designed as preparation to move up to Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE level) study. The course is studied over one year, alongside English and Maths.

Students will work on a number of practical assignments in units and will be assessed on a grade scale of Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Further Information

This course is designed for progression onto one of our Level 2 courses in Art & Design or Media. Progression is not automatic and will be based on student achievement, progression and commitment throughout the year.

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