Why study art and design (BTEC)?

If you enjoy both art, and design and technology, then this is the course for you. BTEC art and design helps students develop the skills they will need to work in today’s art and design industry,
from creativity and communication to teamwork and digital literacy.

It provides a practical, real-world approach to learning, and students will need to respond to a client brief in a way that meets the customers’ needs. They will also learn about inspirational artists and designers and how these practitioners can influence their work.

Students will be able to communicate their ideas through their work in a variety of ways, such as initial designs and notes in a sketchbook, review sessions where they can present their work and see presentations from their peers, an online ePortfolio, and a final exhibition.

What will I learn?

This qualification is equivalent in size to one GCSE. It is a technical award designed for students working at level 2 who want to include a practical and technical study of the art and design industry. It provides an introduction to the key themes of product design within the industry, enabling students to develop and apply their knowledge of the sector while also developing a range of relevant practical skills and techniques.

How will I be assessed?

  • Controlled assessment
  • Examination (10 hours, split over two days)

Future pathways and careers

A range of art and design industries such as product design, web design, advertising and illustration. This will provide a sound basis for those students who wish to further study level 3 qualifications such as BTEC National Diploma, or an apprenticeship.

Course contact

Mrs V Carefoot