Visual Arts btec Level 3 For 16-19 Year Olds

BTEC Level 3 Art and Design (Triple)

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COURSE oVERVIEW

This course aims to provide a firm foundation in core art and design practice, and to encourage personal development and expression. Professional practice in a variety of disciplines including fine art, craft, design, photography, graphics and textiles will allow you to specialise and have confidence in making personal choices in later projects.

EXAMINATION BOARD:

Pearson

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Vocational level 3 courses are advanced courses, we require five grade 9-4 passes (or equivalent) including English language or maths. If you have not taken an art and design subject at school, you will need a portfolio showing desire and commitment to art and design. It is advisable to have attended taster sessions and open events.

Why study BTEC Level 3 Art and Design (Triple) at Blackpool Sixth?

The course covers many elements of professional practice needed to be successful within the design industry. This course offers extensive opportunities to work with live external briefs and practicing artists. Projects include client-led briefs and working within the local community. All students plan and promote their own end of year exhibition. The course helps learners to find out what they enjoy, what they are good at and allows them to develop a set of valuable skills for future study and work.

How will I be taught?

The course is made up of 4 modules. In this qualification learners engage with study through project work. Development is progressive taking learners through a range of workshops and assignments during Module 1 to practice and refine ideas, skills and technique across a variety of specialisms. This is followed by a project brief for Module 2 that allows you to develop chosen skills further. In year two learners specialise. Module 3 involves researching progression routes and preparing portfolio and interview techniques. Module 4 involves a personal project in which peer assessment and one-to-one discussions and personalised target setting support your learning. Here the learner is at the pinnacle of their learning when they are awarded their overall grade, Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Teacher expertise

Teachers for the course are from a wide range of disciplines including backgrounds in illustration, photography, fine art, textiles and graphic design.

What skills will I develop?

The course gives students the opportunity to: develop teamwork, write and explain ideas, present ideas to clients and colleagues, critique and peer assess, develop skills in generating ideas, learn health and safety aspects of working in a studio environment, professionally produce outcomes and communicate and present ideas with confidence to an audience.

Learners are challenged to explore different areas of creative practice including photography, drawing and illustration, mixed media, painting, traditional and non traditional textile techniques, Photoshop rendering, graphics, animation and portfolio development.

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How will I be assessed?

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    What will you study and other information about BTEC Level 3 Art and Design (Triple)

    Where does it lead?

    Students progress on to a wide range of art disciplines at degree level including fine art, illustration, graphic communication, advertising, textile design, interior design, games design, theatre and television prop and stage design, branding, animation and photography.

    Our Alumni

    Elliott Gray-Medd, class of 23

    HIGH SCHOOL: Cardinal Allen Catholic High School

    Elliott studied level 2 and 3 BTEC Health and Social Care, GCSE English and GCSE Maths at Blackpool Sixth. He is now working as a teaching assistant at Red Marsh School. He said “The staff are amazing and so supportive. I wouldn’t be where I am without them!”

    Yulan ChanDelaney, class of 23

    FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Montgomery Academy

    Congratulations to Yulan ChanDelaney for achieving excellent grades in her A Levels! Yulan has excelled with A grades in Biology and her Extended Project and B grades in Chemistry and Religion, Ethics and Philosophy. We are delighted to announce that Yulan will be attending the University of Leeds in the coming academic year to study medicine. Best of luck with your future studies, Yulan!

    Adam Walker, class of 23

    FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Millfield Science & Performing Arts College

    Adam has achieved an impressive Double Distinction star in BTEC Music and a Merit in BTEC Business at Blackpool Sixth. We are thrilled to announce that Adam will be pursuing Creative Musicianship at ICMP, and we cannot wait to see where his passion for music takes him!

    Luke Moore, class of 23

    FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Lytham St Annes Technology & Performing Arts College

    Luke is an incredibly talented student who excelled in BTEC Performing Arts – Musical Theatre, achieving an impressive Triple Distinction Star grade. Luke has decided to take a gap year to audition for colleges but dreams to attend a top London-based college, and eventually make it to the West End. We have no doubt that Luke will achieve great success in his future!

    Thirisha Varatharajan, class of 23

    FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Baines School

    Thirisha Varatharajan has excelled in her biology A Level with a grade of B, as well as chemistry and mathematics A Levels, both with a grade of A. We are proud to announce that Thirisha will be attending the University of Liverpool in the upcoming academic year. We wish her all the best in her future endeavours and can’t wait to see what she will achieve next!

    Maddie robinson, class of 23

    FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Carr Hill

    Maddie Robinson has received a Double Distinction Star and a Distinction in Health & Social Care (Triple). We are thrilled to hear that Maddie plans to progress into employment at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, and we are confident that she will excel in this role. Maddie’s hard work and dedication have clearly paid off, and we wish her all the best with her future. Well done, Maddie!

    David Speight, class of 23

    FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Highfield Leadership Academy

    David Speight gained an A grade in A Level Photography and a Double Distinction Star in BTEC Film and Television. We are proud to announce that he will be moving onto a Level 3 Content Creator Apprenticeship at Ascent Trampoline Park.

    Sarah Grogan, class of 23

    FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Montgomery Academy

    Sarah has recently received A* grades in maths and physics, as well as an A in economics. We are thrilled to announce that Sarah will be attending Cambridge University to pursue her studies in economics.

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