BTEC Diploma in Art & Design


Level 4
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About the course:

This is a course that would particularly benefit those with a desire to work in the creative arts industry or are currently working within the profession.


This course will provide you with a range of creative experiences and will enable you to experiment and develop skills in drawing, painting, textiles, fashion, photography, printing, graphics and sculpture/3D methods.


The course includes 1.5 contact days per week at college and, each year, will culminate in an exhibition which will give you the opportunity to showcase your work in a professional setting to the public, local employers and higher education institutions.


Upon successful completion of the first year you will gain the level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC), and upon successful completion of the second year you will achieve the level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND).

Course Content:

The programme of study explores a range of units including:

  • Digital media in art and design
  • Lens-based recording techniques in art and design
  • Ideas in context
  • Site-specific fine art
  • Communication with images in art and design
  • Exhibition of art work
  • Visual communication in art and design
  • Ideas generation and development in art and design
  • Contextual and cultural referencing in art and design
  • Professional practice in art and design

Entry Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Level 3 qualification in art, design, photography, media or other relevant subject (ideally a foundation or extended diploma)
  • BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in an appropriate discipline
  • GCSE maths and English (grade A-C)
  • Portfolio of work to be presented at interview
  • Those with substantial professional experience (paid or voluntary) in the creative arts sector will also be considered

Learning Style:

This course is predominantly practical.


Continuous assessment of assignments, essays and projects. Your work will be assessed internally and externally. There are no written exams.

  • HND or top-up to degree level course in art and design
  • Progress straight into employment
  • Career development

Additional Information:

If you are studying for your first higher education course, you can benefit from a range of financial support. Visit for more information.

Enrolment Instructions:

Apply using our online application form - simply click the APPLY button at the top of this page. An interview will be required for this course. 


If you have any queries, please call our Information & Advice team on 023 8048 4848 or email

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