MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Design Crafts)
2 years full-time
BTEC Registration Fees
MCAST-BTEC Diploma in Art & Design Or 4 SEC/O-Level Passes Compulsory: Art or Art & Design or Textiles & Design Preferred: Design & Technology or equivalent, Mathematics, English Language
Other Entry Requirements
Interview and Portfolio
Craftspersons and designer-makers often produce handmade objects for direct retail outlets. Some artisans work alone and set up small workshops.
Today there are a number of organisations and professional bodies giving advice for such start-ups. Students following this programme will gain knowledge and competences in a number of areas, including ceramics, stone carving, craft objects in metal and wood, jewellery and textiles. You may then choose to specialise in selected media by following another course
Based on a series of study units, students will harness theoretical knowledge, as well as practical skills during workshop based sessions related to given art and design craft briefs.
Based on a series of study units, students will harness theoretical knowledge, as well as practical skills during workshop based tutorials related to given art and design craft briefs.
Assessment is integrated into your course. Working to different assignment briefs, you will give evidence of the ability to achieve unit learning outcomes, while at the same time building a relevant portfolio of creative work.
Programme Learning Outcomes
× Conduct research in response to a variety of design crafts briefs × Develop ideas towards the production of design crafts artefacts × Experiment safely and explore a variety of materials, media and techniques × Describe and evaluate own and other people’s design crafts productions.
Core Study Units
Visual Recording in Art and Design Materials, Techniques and Processes in Art and Design Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design Communication Through Art and Design Contextual Influences in Art and Design
Design Methods in Art and Design Design Principles in Art and Design Computers in Art and Design Community Art Management of Art and Design Projects Exploring Specialist Techniques Extending Specialist Techniques Developing and Realising Design Craft Ideas 3D Design Media, Techniques and Technology Design for Moving Parts
MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in 3D Design MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Fine Arts MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Photography MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Media (Moving Image)*
*Where the number of applicants is greater than number of places available, Preference shall be given to students progressing from the Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production.