Course Information

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design


Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 16
Total Hours: 544
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
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This course is constructed to enable the student to explore a range of study disciplines through a practical and diagnostic experience in art and design. It assists students to develop an individual and confident perception of their specialist area of study prior to application to Ba Hons degree & HE courses or employment. Students have the opportunity to exhibit their work publicly when they showcase their final work.

Additional Information

This course not only prepares you for further study but also has the added benefit of being FREE. It carries tariff points and will not restrict you to one university choice.

Course Content

Optional modules include: Exploratory, Pathway and Confirmatory stages are structured to help you make progression decisions and prepare you to become an independent worker in the individual area of your chosen specialism e.g. painting, graphic design, textiles, fashion, interior design, games, animation, ceramics, jewellery, 3D design and illustration.

Assessment Method

Lectures, seminars, workshops, studio critiques which address practical aspects of project work, are part of the teaching and learning experience. Each student has a personal tutor who maintains an overview of a student’s progression on the course, which is discussed through one to one tutorial sessions. This is a practical vocational course therefore assessment will be carried out by use of projects, coursework and assignment writing.

Progression Opportunities

This is an intensive course of full time study, which provides students with the fundamentals from which to progress onto a degree course or a career in Art and Design. Previous students have progressed onto Higher Education – Ba Hons. courses in the following areas e.g. fine art - painting, graphic design, textiles, fashion, interior design, games, animation, moving image, set/costume design, ceramics, jewellery, 3D design, illustration, theatre design/ makeup/prosthetics, history of art, media and production

Entry Requirements

1 A level with 4 GCSE grades A-C, Extended National Diploma in Art & Design or equivalent, Mature students need a portfolio of art work or be able to show a skills and interest in Art & Design. An Interview is required in which you should bring along a portfolio of selected work with examples of drawing skills, research and ideas sheets, experimentation with a variety of media as well as finished pieces of recent work.