Art and Design Level 3

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
Please note you can only send one application to this provider.

What will you be working towards?

Code 29577
Qualification Type National Extended Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course has been designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to degree level study or employment in the creative industries.


On this course you will develop your skills in painting and drawing, photography, digital imaging, 3D, textiles, printmaking, graphics and fine art, as well as in the use and application of both new and existing technology. These skills are then used in year 2 to develop a more personal practice, which will not only provide support through the final year, but will underpin further creative and personal development.

The course supports you in developing your skills for creative intention. This can be through developing mood boards, research projects and recording your critical thinking. Your personal skills are also developed through team work, working from a prescribed brief, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.

Your final qualification grade reflects your achievements across the units you complete in the BTEC Nationals course. Both internally and externally assessed units are individually graded and each final unit grade is allocated points.

The course aims to improve your use and understanding of visual language and support your personal and creative development. To help your creative ideas develop, you will be taken on a range of visits to museums, art galleries and exhibitions. Students often have the opportunity to be involved in live projects and briefs and participate in enterprise activities.

How will it be delivered?

Internally assessed units are marked and graded in the Centre (school, college or training provider) and subject to external verification by Pearson. Externally assessed units are marked and graded by Pearson. Units are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction with points between grades also recognised for external units. Total points scored across all units are used to calculate the final qualification grade.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs with the following grades: English at 4 or above and maths at 3 or above and 3 other GCSEs at 4 or above, ideally to include an art and design subject.

Your next steps...

Creative qualifications can open the door to a wide range of careers, you could go into graphic design, marketing, illustration, product design or publishing.