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									BTEC National Diploma in Art & Design
and BTEC National Diploma in
Art & Design – Interactive Media
The National Diploma is a two year full-time* practical course, which allows
you to experience a broad range of art and design activities.

BTEC National Diploma in                                     BTEC National Diploma in                   During the early stages of the course you
Art & Design                                                 Art & Design – Interactive Media           explore core studies in drawing, mark-making,
                                                                                                        colour and visual research. As the course
During the early stages of the course you                    The course introduces you to the broad     progresses you learn to organise complex
experiment with a variety of materials and                   range of drawing, design, audio and        information, and develop and present ideas in
techniques including drawing, painting,                      computer skills needed to design and       a range of traditional and digital media.
printmaking, photography, film, drawing                      construct multimedia presentations,
and visual studies.                                          websites and short film sequences.
                                                                                                        Is this the right course for me?
The later part of the course concentrates                    You are encouraged to adopt an
                                                                                                        This course will introduce you to specialist
on the skills needed for your chosen                         experimental and open-minded approach
                                                                                                        practice in art and design. It is designed for
area and develops your confidence in                         to your work, to develop ideas and to
                                                                                                        students aged 16 to 18 years old following
communicating ideas, opinions and                            solve problems. The course is studio and
                                                                                                        GCSEs or equivalent, although applicants
creativity.                                                  workshop based and highly practical.
                                                                                                        often have AS level experience. If you are
                                                                                                        older but have limited experience of art and
                                                                                                        design you should consider this course.
* Suitably qualified applicants can get direct entry onto the second year of the course.
  Please contact us for more information.
What can a National Diploma
lead to?
                                            Why should I choose this course?
                                                                                          “Iable tothe freedom of being
                                                                                                     use your own ideas
                                            Setting you up for the future
Many successful artist and designers have
                                                                                            and make all the work
                                            National Diploma is a nationally recognised
begun their careers with National Diploma
and at UCA. Students often move on to
                                            qualification that enables you to gain
                                            the professional skills and assemble the
                                                                                            completely your own.
                                                                                            Victoria Chalke, BTEC National
degree courses and then careers in design   portfolio you need to go on to a BA (Hons)
                                                                                            Diploma, UCA Rochester
art, architecture, media, photography,      or Foundation degree at UCA or to apply to
fashion, textiles and many other areas of   other colleges.
the creative industries.
                                            Progression at UCA
Following undergraduate studies some        If you wish to progress to one of our
students undertake postgraduate or          degree courses you are able to do so
research qualifications, all of which are   through our internal progression scheme.
well supported at UCA.                      If you opt to progress through this scheme
                                            then, providing you successfully complete
                                            the National Diploma course your place on
                                            a degree course within UCA is guaranteed.
Case study
                           Lynsey Harrison took the BTEC National          She is now working as a learning support
                           Diploma in Art and Design at UCA                assistant at UCA Maidstone, has applied for
                           Canterbury, before progressing to BA (Hons)     graduate work experience at the Meltdowns
                           Fine Art.                                       foundry and plans to open her own studio.

                           She says, “I chose this course as I wanted      Lynsey believes all this would not have been
                           to access the BA in Fine Art, which is what     possible without the National Diploma at
                           I always dreamed of studying since I can        UCA: “It is an environment where you’re
                           remember… this National Diploma was             given the freedom to express yourself. You
                           the key due to my lack of portfolio! The        can use your talent, ambition, passion,
                           course covered a broad range of art and         skills and knowledge to be as creative as
                           design activities that I needed to experience   possible. You will gain further knowledge
                           to develop my confidence with regards to        and experience with the wide variety and
 Lynsey Harrison
                           art and achieve what I wanted to achieve        choices of information available to you. If
 > BTEC National Diploma   through it!”                                    you choose to study and apply yourself
   in Art and Design                                                       you will succeed at UCA and beyond. The
                           Since taking the National Diploma, she          encouragement and support of the National
 > BA (Hons)               has worked with the sculptor Anthony            Diploma tutors at UCA is inspiring.”
   Fine Art                Gormley (creator of the Angel of the North),
                           worked as part of the crew on various films,
                           installations and art festivals and been
                           long-listed for the Jerwood Sculpture Prize,
                           the UK’s largest prize for outdoor sculpture.
Excellent teaching and facilities              What is the course structure?                 Stage 2
The National Diplomas are offered in the                                                     Art & Design
environment of a specialist creative arts      Both courses have two stages:                 You choose to specialise in either: graphic
university, which means dedicated facilities                                                 design, 3D design, fashion and textiles
                                               Stage 1: Exploratory
and support from a team of experienced                                                       or fine art.
and professional artists, designers and        Art & Design
teachers.                                      Through a structured programme of             Art & Design – Interactive Media
                                               drawing and visual studies, you identify      You develop techniques in animation,
You benefit from good studio spaces and        where your skills, strengths and interests    including animation for the web,
access to comprehensive computing              lie. You develop practical skills in 2D and   supporting a specialist study option
facilities, 3D workshops, photographic         3D, helping you to make an informed           within multimedia and communication
darkrooms, editing suites and printmaking      choice of specialist study.                   design. All work is developed for viewing
equipment.                                                                                   on your own individual website and you
                                               Art & Design – Interactive Media              create an interactive DVD portfolio of your
Outstanding reputation                         You learn creative processes, including       final project. You undertake a Key Skills
During the last Ofsted inspection our          drawing, photography, printmaking,            qualification in communication to improve
National Diplomas were judged to be            construction and making skills, typography,   your employability.
Grade one ‘Outstanding’ provision and          animation, creative computing, interaction
amongst the very best in the UK.               design and moving imagery with sound.
“Iinterpret freedom we are given.
    like the
             the brief
                       we have to   What are the entry requirements?              Applicants with non-standard
                                                                                  qualifications, mature applicants
                                    You need at least four GCSEs at C or          and applicants with exceptional
  I appreciate the support we get   above. These should normally include          circumstances are considered. Please
  from our tutors, they always      English Language.                             contact us for more information.
  try to understand what’s going    Admission to the course is based on an        Disabled students
  on in our heads.
                   ”                interview and submission of a portfolio
                                    of work that should show evidence
                                                                                  Applications from students with
                                                                                  disabilities are considered on the same
  Dominika Ciemera, BTEC National   of interest and ability in any of the         criteria and principles as all other
  Diploma, UCA Rochester            following: art, design, craft (technology),   applicants.
                                    photography, textiles or media.

                                    If you are applying for the National
                                    Diploma in Art & Design – Interactive
                                    Media your portfolio could include
                                    examples of creative use of ICT.
What funding or fees apply?                                   Overseas students                                          I’m interested; what are the
                                                              Different fee structures apply for                         next steps?
UK and EU students                                            international students. Visit
If you are under 19 years of age on 31               for more                          Apply
August immediately preceding the start                        information.                                               Contact UCA direct. You can
of your course, no tuition fees will be                                                                                  download an application form at
charged.                                                      All National Diploma students will be
                                                              expected to make a contribution for some
In addition, students under 19 and studying                   essential materials and for educational                    Attend an open day
for a National Diploma may be eligible for                    visits. You will be told these costs before
an Educational Maintenance Allowance                                                                                     Book your place online at
                                                              the start of your course.
(EMA) subject to household income.                                                                             

If you are over 19 years of age the tuition                   Which UCA campuses offer                                   Find out more
fee is £525 per year.* In some cases                          this course?                                               T: +44 (0)1252 892883
students over 19 may be eligible for an                                                                                  E:
Adult Learning Grant (ALG). The Advice                        National Diploma in Art & Design is offered      
Centre at each campus can provide further                     at UCA Canterbury and UCA Rochester.
                                                              National Diploma in Art & Design – Interactive
                                                              Media is offered at UCA Maidstone.

* This is the tuition fee for 2008/09. Please note tuition fees are subject to annual review and are likely to change.
The National Diploma is a two year full-time
practical course, which allows you to experience
a broad range of art and design activities.

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