Art and Design

Unleash your creativity! Study Art and Design at London’s biggest creative academy.

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Prepare for a career in the art world with BCE’s leading Art and Design courses

Our Art and Design courses give you the opportunity to develop your technical skills in various art and design-related disciplines. This involves exploring materials, methods, and processes that will define your vision and style and help you find your progression routes in the industry.

BCE Art and Design students have access to studios stocked full of materials and tools so you can let your creativity flow.

Level 3 students will have the opportunity to develop on their existing skills while exploring different art and design disciplines.

Our Art and Design courses will secure you the necessary UCAS points to progress to University and study at a number of prestigious institutions or help you prepare for a career in the industry

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Level 2 Art & Design

Level 2 Art & Design Duration: 1 Years

  • Drawing techniques
  • Building a portfolio
  • Life drawing
  • Painting and paint effects
  • Textiles and printing
  • Sculpture and use of sustainable materials
  • Illustration for fashion
  • Introduction to digital arts

Progression Routes: The BCE Level 2 in Art & Design will give you the opportunity to progress into a wide variety of creative avenues in BCE; potentially developing your skills in a Level 3 Fashion Design, Games Design, Theatrical and Media Makeup, Production Arts or Media courses. You will also be able to progress into a Level 3 apprenticeship in Junior Content Production with BCE. With your Level 3 Diploma from BCE you will have the qualifications needed to progress to a Level 4 2D Arts / Visual Effects apprenticeship or University.

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Entry Requirements: Applicants must have 3 GCSEs at grade D(3) or above (including English). A GCSE grade D(3) or Level 1 in Art & Design would be desirable.
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Level 3 Art & Design

Level 3 Art & Design Duration: 1 Years

  • Painting, drawing, printmaking
  • Sculpture and 3D
  • Lens-based media
  • Photography and film
  • Graphics and illustration
You will gain the following qualification:
UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design

 

Progression Routes: With your Level 3 Diploma from BCE you will have the qualifications needed to progress to a Level 4 2D Arts / Visual Effects apprenticeship or University.

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Entry Requirements: Applicants must have 3 GCSEs at grade D(3) or above (including English). A GCSE grade D(3) or Level 1 in Art & Design would be desirable.
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All of our courses are free for 16-18 year olds and 19-23 if the funding criteria is met. To discuss this further, email: recruitment@bigcreative.education

Why study with us?

Developing the best learning environments for students

Learn from the best Professional tutors with extensive industry experience will teach you everything you need to know
Develop your skills Equip yourself with the skills needed for in-demand jobs in the industry, working to real-world briefs
State-of-the-Art The most up to date industry-standard equipment allows your ability to shine
Proven success Many of our students progress into careers in London’s exciting creative economy or go on to study at top universities

97

Vocational success rate for Academy learners

74

of BCE Level 3 learners progress to University

88

of BCE apprentices progress into careers in London’s creative economy

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Ofsted Report

Big Creative Academy (BCA) is a 16 to 19 academy based in Walthamstow. The academy opened in September 2014 and offers study programmes for students aged 16 to 19 in subjects to prepare them primarily for further study or employment in the creative industries.

Teachers have very good subject knowledge and industrial experience, as well as strong commercial links with practitioners and employers; they use these effectively to help inspire students and provide a strongly vocational context to their development.

All staff work closely with students to help them overcome any barriers to learning, to assure their health and welfare, to maintain good behaviour and a positive work ethic; as a result, students feel safe and are able to achieve their potential.

To discuss course options with us,

email: ben.jolly@bigcreative.education or phone: 020 8498 3300