What will I study?
This course is designed for you to learn by direct experience, as most of the work is practical, involving developing a range of skills across different art, design and media workshops. You will have the opportunity to use a wide variety of materials and equipment in an expressive and creative way and will undertake several projects during the course, learning to work creatively to fulfil a client brief and enable your knowledge and skills to be assessed. All work will be completed to strict deadlines and will contain a small amount of written work. Workshops include: printmaking, mark making, painting, textiles, sculpture, photography, image manipulation, graphic design, 3D materials exploration, visual and contextual studies, video and animation.
How will I be taught?
Throughout the year you will be taught by practical demonstrations through discussion and group critiques, using computer presentations, team teaching and through educational visits to galleries and places of interest. The course culminates with a final project presented in the form of a final group exhibition!
How will I be assessed?
The BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Art & Design is delivered over one academic year with 15 hours per week of contact time with lecturers. This course is structured into units which provide a total amount of credits. 1 to 1 feedback and targets are set at the end of each project.