BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design (3 A Level equivalent)

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

Code ART/3E1/21
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Are you keen to explore a wide range of Art and Design principles and work across broad areas of expertise including drawing, painting, design, photography and colour management, and build a portfolio as part of your learning? Are you keen to explore what your arts specialism is? Then our 3 A Level equivalent in Art and Design is for you!


Through completion of briefs set against contemporary art and real-life scenarios, you will explore a full complement of Art and Design techniques.

Topics include:

• Visual recording and communication

• The creative process

• Materials, techniques and processes in Art and Design

• Developing and realising creative intentions

Under the direction of our specialist teachers you will explore a broad range of creative techniques, and later identify your own specialism. Your learning is hands on, and developed through the completion of a range of project briefs reflecting industry based scenarios. You will be challenged and supported, and see your work exhibited in our end of year Art and Design Exhibition.  You’ll benefit from our state-of-the-art studio facilities and access to the latest industry standard equipment.

How will it be delivered?

This qualification includes a continual internal assessment. Your work will be graded at pass, merit, distinction or distinction* giving you an overall grade at the end of the course.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in a relevant GCSE Art or Design subject.  If students have not taken a GCSE Art or Design subject, then a portfolio of work will be considered. General entry criteria also applies.  This is available on our website.

Your next steps...

This course is recommended for students who wish to pursue a career in the Creative Industries and are keen to gain a broad education on a variety of Art and Design principles. Many of our students identify their specialism during their learning, and pursue this at degree level.