This challenging and intensive course will build on learners’ existing skills as well as introducing them to new ideas, media and ways of learning. They’ll explore a broad range of disciplines in art and design - including fine art, drawing and painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, fashion and textiles, 3D product design, graphic design, illustration and alternative or interactive media - with increasing independence and refinement towards a specialist focus within which they may complete their final project. The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is designed to help learners further develop their understanding of historical, contemporary and related contexts to inform and inspire their own working practices.
How will I learn?
The BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is a project-based course that allows learners to develop their portfolios to give them the best possible chance of getting a place at art school or another HE Institution to study at degree level. The course has both a practical and a critical emphasis. Students will respond to briefs and work to deadlines, preparing them for the realities of working in the creative sector.
What subjects will I study?
The BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is divided into Two main stages: The Exploratory stage and Confirmatory stage.
What opportunities will this lead to?
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