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Creative Hub (art) at Andover College

Creative Art and Design Practice – BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/ National Extended Diploma

Qualification

Level 3

Fees

N/A

Type of study

School Leavers

Interview?

Yes

Duration

2 years

This course is ideal for students who want to study art and design full-time to explore the range of specialist practices within the creative art and craft industries and clarify their career aspirations. The course is aimed at students who are looking to develop portfolios that could enable them to successfully seek business opportunities, progress to university or seek apprenticeships.  

Five GCSEs at grade 9–4, including a grade 4 or above in English, Maths and a creative subject. BTEC Level 2 qualifications considered in subject related courses with English GCSE. 

 

Year 1 

Unit 1 The Creative Process

Unit 2 Developing Creative Practice

Unit 3 Responding to a set Brief (synoptic assessment)

On rotation 

Fashion/Textile design: for example, surface pattern design, domestic textiles, wallpaper, fashion/costume design. 

Three-Dimensional Design: for example, 

ceramics, jewellery/body adornment, interior design. 

Fine Art, Curation and Exhibition Management: for example, 

printmaking, painting, mixed media, drawing, understanding history, collections, galleries and visual culture. 

Year 2 

You will focus on your individual specialist areas.

Unit 4 Researching a Specialist Industry Practice

Unit 5 Specialist Technical Skills Development

Unit 6 Specialist Creative Outcome

(synoptic assessment)

 

Year 1 

Internally assessed and internally verified portfolio of coursework evidence (Units 01, 02), which are subject to quality assurance by Awarding Body. 

Internally assessed and internally verified assignment (Unit 03) which is graded by the centre and externally moderated by Awarding Body. 

Year 2 

Internally assessed and internally verified portfolio of coursework evidence (Units 04, 05), which are subject to quality assurance by Awarding Body. 

Internally assessed and internally verified assignment (Unit 06) which is graded by the centre and externally moderated by Awarding Body. 

 

This course is specifically designed to enable the student to develop a portfolio to seek either work or to progress to university in areas such as; Fashion, Costume and Textile Design, Printmaking, Fine Arts, Illustration, Ceramics, Jewellery, Craft or Interior Design. Additionally, Museum, Exhibition and Gallery Curatorship. 

 

A studio fee and kit list is set in August of each year for each course. They can be purchased from the college via the online college shop. There may be print costs throughout the year depending on projects. The college has support funds available for those students who have difficulty meeting the costs. 

 

There will be the opportunity for a variety of trips and visits on a rolling programme that include, UK cities such as London, Brighton or Oxford and residential trips that have included, Paris, Madrid, Berlin and New York. There are a number of opportunities to visit universities, studios and places of creative work.  

 

Andover College has a large open plan studio space which has specialist equipment and resources such as a darkroom, print and heat presses, laser cutter, 3D printer, full Adobe Suite, large working spaces including a large kiln. We have space that can accommodate working in a wide range of materials such as ceramics, glass, wood, metals and plastics.