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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 Year

The UAL Level 2 Award and Diploma in Art and Design has been developed to provide students with an interest in art and design with the opportunity to explore the materials, methods and processes that support art and design activities, and to begin to develop some related technical skills.
 

The qualification is made up of nine units and students must successfully complete eight of them; seven are mandatory and one unit is optional from a choice of two. All units relate to the art and design sector, all are delivered through vocational learning, and collectively they total 460 Guided Learning Hours.

The units focus on the underpinning skills, knowledge and understanding
that support all art and design activity. The units have been designed to allow colleges to deliver them in a way that meets the specific needs of their students, taking into account college resources, relationships with local creative employers and responding to the fast-paced nature of the creative industries.

Students are assessed via a ‘Final Major Project’ which takes place at the end of the course when they are at their best. This large project allows students to demonstrate all the learning that has taken place through completion of the other units. This unit is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and determines the overall qualification grade.

 

Unit 1: Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills in art and design
Unit 2: Introduction to contextual research in art and design
Unit 3: Introduction to drawing skills
Unit 4: Introduction to communication skills in art and design
Unit 5: Solving 2D creative problems
Unit 6: Solving 3D creative problems
Unit 7: Solving time-based creative problems
Unit 8: Developing and producing a personal project in art and design
Unit 9: Developing and producing a personal project in art and design

 

You will gain the following qualification:
L2 UAL Diploma in Art and Design
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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: 2 Years

The UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication are qualifications for post‑16 students looking to pursue a specialist career in the creative industries. Both qualifications provide students with the necessary industry relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to access appropriate entry level roles, training programmes or apprenticeships in the Fashion Industry, or apply for progression to related higher education courses.

These qualifications provide an opportunity for those students who have ambitions and aspirations of a career in the creative industries and arts to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure that is stimulating and demanding. Students will have the opportunity to develop transferable skills, making them versatile and employable individuals whilst learning the importance and application of ethical and sustainable design principles; as well as developing a rich contextual knowledge and understanding of their developing creative practice and specialist vocational area.

Students will have an insight into the process of designing from primary and secondary contextual research, create their own textiles, create innovative designs, and get inspiration from fashion designers and visual artists. They will also be recording design ideas and developments through 3D experimentations and observational drawing. Students will also have the opportunity to learn construction techniques or garment production and have some final outcomes for each Unit.

The UAL Level 3 Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication contains the following three mandatory units: 1 Year programme

Unit 1: The Creative Process
Unit 2: Developing Creative Practice
Unit 3: Responding to a set Brief

The UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication contains the following six mandatory units: 2 Year programme

Unit 1: The Creative Process
Unit 2: Developing Creative Practice
Unit 3: Responding to a set Brief
Unit 4: Researching a Specialist Industry Practice
Unit 5: Specialist Technical Skills Development
Unit 6: Specialist Creative Outcome

You will gain the following qualification:
L3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Creative Practices

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: Level 3: 5 GCSEs at grade 4-9 or above including English (or equivalent)

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

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Vocational success rate for Academy learners

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of BCE Level 3 learners progress to University

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

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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.

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

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