Brigg Sixth Form

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Brigg Sixth Form

Art And Design

Edexcel Level 3 National Diploma In Art and Design (Graphic Design pathway)

(Equivalent To 2 A Levels)

Edexcel National Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (General Design pathway)

(Equivalent to 1.5 A Levels)

Who Will Teach Me?

Ms Gillies and Mrs Faill at the Sir John Nelthorpe School site.

What Entry Requirements Do I Need?

It is useful to have taken Art (GCSE or BTEC level 2) or Expressive Arts at GCSE. You will need to have achieved 4 GCSEs at A to C as this is an advanced course.

How Will I Be Assessed?

BTEC National Foundation

6 Units

2 externally tested – Visual Recording in Art and Design

Critical and Contextual Studies

4 additional units – Graphic Design and Mixed Media units

BTEC National Foundation

8 Units

4 externally tested – Visual Recording in Art and Design

Critical and Contextual Studies

Managing a client brief

Developing and realising creative intentions

2 further mandatory units – The Creative Process

Developing Art and Design Portfolios

2 additional units – Graphic Design and Mixed Media Units

Will I Learn On This Course?

You will learn how the language of art and design, with a particular focus on how the graphic and commercial arts can be used to communicate message and meaning within a range of vocational contexts. You will look at professional practice in graphic design, illustration and the wider graphic arts and use research to influence your own work. The skills you develop will enable you to build and create a portfolio of visual evidence which can be used to support applications to Higher Education across a range of Arts Courses at University and Art Colleges.

What Kind Of Person Studies This Course?

This course is suitable for any student who thinks that they may pursue a career within the creative industries. Each of the qualification levels attracts UCAS points which will be valid in any university course application. For those students who decide to pursue a course within any area of Art and Design, the portfolio is crucial. This course will provide the opportunity to generate a portfolio which demonstrates the ability to produce high quality practical work across a range of disciplines.

How Long Is The Course?

The course takes two years to complete and will require you to choose the subject in two option blocks for Diploma and one block and a half for Foundation Diploma.

Where Can I Get More Information Or Advice?

Ms R Gillies

Sir John Nelthorpe School

01652 656551

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