BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design (3D Design) Interior Design - Level 3 - Course

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  • Entry requirements
    What background and qualifications do you need to join?Students will need to bring to interview evidence of any previous qualifications (min. 4 GCSE’S or equivalent qualifications) and a relevant portfolio of work which will include sketch books and samples of art/design work. Students will be set simple drawing tasks to bring at interview, which will help the interviewing tutors to assess the suitability for the course. In addition students will be assessed for their level of spoken and written English and Math. This is to ascertain if additional support will be required and at what level.If you feel you do not have sufficient recent work but are interested in the course, send in your application anyway. We may be able to advise a preparatory programme or find for you suitable alternative.
  • Course description
    Course Description

    An intensive one year course which will provide you with the confidence necessary to develop into a creative Interior Designer. Through practical projects, you will gain an understanding of the design process and the importance of a conceptual approach. Generation of ideas, free-hand and technical drawings, computer aided design and model-making will introduce you to design methods and technical skills, leading to 3-dimensional thinking and analysis. Projects range from domestic to commercial interiors. 12 BTEC units will be covered. At the end of this course, students may be able to join for a second year to achieve the BTEC National Diploma qualification (subject to demand).

    What does the course involve?

    This course offers a specialist program in Interior Design, comprising 12 BTEC Units at Level 3.

    The course is essentially project-based and provides students with a strong grounding in the following areas of study:

        * Visual research and generation of ideas.
        * Design development and problem solving.
        * Interior design skills - both technical and materials based.
        * The history and context of art, craft and design.

    Through a series of exciting and challenging projects, you will learn to carry out independent research, explore new ideas and produce finished designs for a variety of interior spaces. You will be taught how to produce good quality technical drawings – to include 3D hand-drawings and computer generated drawings -, create mood-boards and sample-boards and select and mount work for presentation.

    The design projects undertaken are of various nature and length, and increase in complexity during the course of the year to extend the students’ creativity, independence and ability to present themselves and their work with confidence. Students are encouraged to be critical and analytical of their own and other’s work, providing means to question and debate.

    You will need to carry out a substantial amount of independent research at home and some written work is required.

    Teaching involves formal instruction, hands on practical work and demonstrations, lectures, seminars, discussions, group work, one to one tutorials, visits to galleries and museums in and around London, along with the opportunity to meet practising designers.

    How much should I study outside class?

    You will need to carry out a substantial amount of independent research at home and some written work is required.

    How is the course assessed?

    Assessment is continuous; students’ progress is monitored throughout the course of the year with key assessments, usually at the end of each completed unit. The final endorsement is confirmed by an external verifier.

    Students will have an opportunity to show their work at the College End of Year Show in July, usually well attended by professional designers and architects.

    16 to 18 years old students will be offered Key Skills and will be encourage joining enhancement courses to support their studies.

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