Art & Design Practice BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3


Course Details

Start Date: 11/09/2023

  • Code: PCASCB00211
  • Location: Dudley Evolve

Course Summary

This qualification offers learners the opportunity to develop their technical art and design skills through a process of selfevaluation, practice and review. In addition to the specialist art & design content available in this qualification, learners also develop the transferable and higher-order skills that are highly regarded by higher education and employers, for example communication, project management and problem solving.

Course Content

This is a course for those who have a keen interest in creative subjects and want to enhance and extend their hands on 2D and 3D skills. During this course you will gain practical experience working in state of the art studios and create art and design work that is self-directed and supported by tutors with professional experience.

You will learn how to explain and evaluate your own working methods through discussion and assignments. You will have many opportunities to produce and exhibit your own work to the general public as well as being supported to create a professional portfolio for university or industry.

Some of the subjects within the course may include:
• Drawing
• Painting
• Illustration
• Fine art
• Ceramics
• 3D design
• Sculpture
• Photography
• Textiles
• Graphics
• Visual communication
• Glass
• Art history / contextual studies
• Educational visits will form an integral part of the curriculum, vital to broadening experience of design and culture
• Dedicated sessions to investigate and define HE pathways and progressions during year 2

Course Assessment

Continuous assessment of coursework in the first and second years across a range of mandatory and professional specialist units. Assessments will be project based and marked by specialist course tutors.

Year 2 culminates in a final exhibition, ArtsFest, which is open to the public.


There are a number of essential items needed for this course. A tailored starter pack is available to purchase from the college (this will contain essential equipment). Letters are issued at enrolment which include details of content and costs.

There is an expectation that learners take part in educational visits tailored to their programme of study. The costs for these vary and can be compulsory.


BTEC Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Art & Design


Foundation in Art and Design or HNC/D course within the Creative Industries sector at Dudley College of Technology.

Students have gone on to study at degree level in subject areas such as Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, Fashion Illustration, Automotive Design, Interior Architecture and many other creative pathways at a range of prestigious Universities across the country.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including English language), one of which should be in an art or design-related subject OR First Diploma in Art & Design / First Diploma Creative Digital Media or equivalent. You will need to attend an interview and bring with you a reference or school report, sketchbooks and a portfolio of your art and design work. Due to the popularity of this course please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Start Date: 11/09/2023

  • Code: PCASCB00211
  • Location: Dudley Evolve
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