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BTEC National Diploma Fine Art

Two Year Course

Course Content

This course offers a broad programme aimed at developing the students understanding of fine art principles and practice. Students will acquire understanding of line, colour, form and space during workshop sessions. They will also examine contemporary cultural issues which both inform and shape fine art practice. All students will prepare a folder of work and will be able to evaluate and present this. 

The course covers a variety of related subjects such as:

  • Ceramic Techniques

  • Computer Image Manipulation

  • Drawing Development

  • Fine Art Ideas and Development

  • Fine Art Case Studies

  • Multi Disciplinary Image Making

  • Painting

  • Professional Image Manipulation

  • Sculptures

Method of Assessment

Students are assessed through assignments and their portfolio of work.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally possess 4 GCSEs (grade C or above), an appropriate Intermediate GNVQ, or equivalent qualification. They will also need a portfolio of Art work and be able to provide satisfactory references. Applications from indivduals with relevant previous experience, including mature students, are particularly welcomed.


This course will enable students to prepare a portfolio of work for progression onto either an HND or degree course in Art and Design. The course will also provide a base for personal visual development and progression.