Level 1 BTEC Introductory Certificate in Art and Design
Duration: 35 Weeks
Start Date: September 2023
End Date: June 2024
Type: Full Time
Tutor: Hannah Milburn
The BTEC Level 1 Introductory Certificate offers a basic introduction to the art and design sector forming part of a study programme that includes English and maths.
The qualification is designed to develop the transferable skills, attributes and behaviours that students need to progress to further study and ultimately to employment in one of the many creative industries.
The qualification is delivered in an applied way, bringing together art and design content with practical and technical skills.
This course is designed to give a solid foundation for students aged 16 - 18 to develop transferrable and creative skills that future employers are looking for such as working independently, being proactive, being organised and developing subject specific skills such as working in 2D and 3D in a range of different materials with a variety of techniques. Subject specific skills include developing an understanding of different drawing techniques, working with clay, building 3D models with paper and card, using printmaking techniques such as monoprint, collagraph and relief printmaking. Your work is continuously assessed through practical and written assignments throughout the year and you receive feedback on your progress as you study. Alongside these creative projects you will develop employability skills through Group Tutorial sessions which cover topics such as preparing for work, volunteering, preparing a CV, practicing interview skills and going out on work experience to broaden your future opportunities. Maths and English are also a compulsory part of your study programme if you have not already achieved a grade 3 / D at GCSE. If you have achieved a grade 3 / D in one of the subjects then you will take part in the Carlisle College Skills Builder programme designed to give you time to practice your practical art and design skills.
Students will learn;
- Being Organised
- Creating an Art Image
- Creating a 3D Art Object
- Creating Prints
- Developing a Personal Progression Plan
A BTEC Level 1 Introductory Certificate in Art and Design.Extra Studies:
As part of your study, you will be required to study toward a grade 3 in maths and English as well as completing 52 hours of work experience and a set number of enrichment hours which may include things like gallery visits, artists workshops and community activities.
You will attend timetabled sessions which cover topics relevant to each unit, such as 2D art, Creating Prints and Being Organised. You will then complete practical tasks to practice these skills or complete assignments. You will also attend independent study sessions where you have time to develop your independent study skills and complete assignments or build on your skills.
After a set number of sessions on each unit you will receive an assignment brief with specific tasks you need to complete to achieve the assessment criteria in a specific timeframe. This work is then marked and graded at a pass, merit or distinction. Each grade you achieve throughout the year contributes to your overall final grade, either Pass, Merit or Distinction.
- GCSEs at grade 2/1 (E/F) in maths and English,
- GCSE Art is desirable but not essential.
- Please note that entry requirements and course offer can be subject to change at any time.
BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Art and Design Skills or UAL Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology.
You will need to show a portfolio of work at interview to show your skills and what your interests are. You should include approximately 15 pieces of work in different media but the most important thing is to show your passion.
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