Art & Design Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

17191W1 | School for the Arts, Wigan
Start Date | Sept 18
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

This creative course will help you explore all areas of Art and Design. It will build on your previous experience and develop your creative skills in a full range of art and design subjects, such as fine art, 3D Design, textiles and illustrative elements.

What will I study?

In the first year you cover a wide selection of areas in the visual arts, to give you a good overall level of skills, particularly the ability to draw. You have lessons in visual studies and the history of art & design, plus fine art, 3D, textiles life class and visual studies. In the second year you specialise in one or two areas of 3D, textiles or fine art. The course structure can allow the qualification to be flexible to meet learners interests, abilities and aspirations. There are five compulsory core units plus a choice of units from a range of professional specialist areas. These units will allow you to build a professional portfolio of work.

How long is the course?

Full time for two academic years.

How will I be assessed?

Work is assignment based and is assessed throughout the course. A range of methods are used including live projects set by 'clients'. You are encouraged to evaluate your own progress through tutorials.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 A*-C / 9-4 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English and an art related subject.

What can I progress onto?

Onto a professional career or Higher Education, our excellent reputation means the majority of students progress to top UK Universities and achieve high grades.

Other Information

You will have an opportunity to go on visit London, Europe and Galleries, recent trips have included Barcelona and Venice. Student are expected to have an art kit with basic essentials. Some specialist materials are provided. Students will take part in work experience and work related learning activities. If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
FREE £8376.90 3F

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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