Shipley College Full-time Prospectus 2020-21


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Art & Design BTEC Level 2

Course length: 1 year | Code: 4016

Art & Design BTEC Level 3

Course length: 2 years | Code: 4018

Entry requirements

• 2 GCSEs at grade 3 (D), to include English. Maths

must be at grade 2 (E) or above.


A full Level 1 at Pass grade, plus a GCSE grade 3

(D) or above in English.

• A portfolio of artwork or sketch books that

demonstrates your interest in the subject.

• You will have an interview and further assessment

to check the course is right for you.

About the course

Enjoy being creative? In this practical course, you will

produce a wide range of art and design work in our

art studio, including 2D and 3D artwork. You’ll explore

a broad range of materials, techniques and processes

including digital photography, painting, printmaking,

graphic design, wirework, textiles and surface

pattern. Working on your project brief, you build up

a portfolio - essential for job applications or further

study at Level 3. Other project work will include live

briefs from employers and community organisations.

You will also visit galleries and exhibitions, (you may

be required to contribute towards the cost of these),

to help you gain useful insights for showcasing

your work at the End of Year Exhibition. Overall,

this course will help you develop as an Art & Design


Your future

On successful completion of the course, you could

progress to the Art & Design BTEC Level 3 or use

the skills and experience you have gained to find

employment in industries such as Art, Design or


Entry requirements

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English

& maths. If you do not have grade 4 (C) or above in both

subjects, the minimum for the other subject is grade 3 (D).


A full Level 2 at Pass grade or above with maths &

English grades equivalent to those stated above.

Students with grade 3 (D) in either English or maths will be

expected to re-take that subject in Year 1.

• A keen interest in art, design and creativity and a

portfolio of artwork or sketch books.

About the course

Explore 2D and 3D visual language by working

in a variety of areas such as painting, drawing,

printmaking, graphic design, computers for art,

textiles & fashion, plus 3D materials such as clay,

wirework and wood. Learn to work to a professional

brief, based on realistic workplace situations and to

communicate your ideas to different audiences.

In your second year, you will develop a project of

your own in response to a set brief. In addition,

you explore the work of other artists, designers

and craftspeople and benefit from talks from

professionals. You may also be involved in a

Community Arts Project.

There will be a number of basic drawing materials

you will have to buy for the course and you will be

expected to add to these as you progress through the

year. You may also have to pay towards educational

visits to galleries, museums and exhibitions.

Your future

After the course, you can study at college or

university at a higher level, or use the skills and

experience you have gained to progress further in

your career in Art, Design or Fashion.

Register your interest


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