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BTEC National Diploma

Why study this course?

• If you want to specialise in the Art and Design field and are passionate about your study

• If you wish to follow careers in the Art and Design disciplines

• If you would like to prepare for courses in Further and Higher Education

• If you would like opportunities to develop work in drawing and painting, textiles, fashion, photography, interior design, graphics, 3D design, craft and ceramics and sculpture

Potential careers:

• Photography

• Graphics

• Fashion

• Textiles

• Architecture

• Fashion marketing and visualisation

• 3D Design

• Fine Art

• Theatre

• Costume Design

• Print Assistants

• Window display designer


This course comprises of 8 Units, which include six compulsory core units, two optional units that will allow you to either specialise in one area or keep your learning varied and three units tested based on pre-release materials.

Course content

You may study some/all of the following:

This course is equivalent to two A Levels

Core Units:

• Visual Recording in communication

• Materials, Techniques and Processes in Art and Design

• The Creative Process • Visual Communication in Art and Design

• Contextual References Optional Units: Optional units will be selected according to your chosen specialism.

• Photography materials, techniques and processes

• Graphic materials, techniques and processes

• 3D design craft materials, techniques and processes

• Fashion materials, techniques and processes

• Fine Art materials, techniques and processes

• Textile materials, techniques and processes

Staff contact:

Mrs S Bogacki or Mrs C Keary