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BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

FreshArt College of Arts > Foundation Diploma > BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
Course ID
Campus
Level
3
Instructor
Stelios Styllas
Semester
Fall
Method
Face-to-face

The Pearson BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is described as one of the strongest and most distinctive Foundation programs, which will enable you to develop the skills and the portfolio that is required for most degree programs in Art and Design.

The various creative projects you undertake at Freshart College, will allow you to experience a range of ideas, materials, processes and technologies, enabling you to consequently identify and explore your preferred degree with the support of our experienced staff. Students find this course exciting, challenging and rewarding.

The course covers three distinct stages: Exploratory, Pathway and the Final confirmatory stage -FMP-.

  • In Term 1, students will realize the differences between art & design courses, what each course is about and the required skills they need to have. Students will be introduced to a wide range of creative activities to develop their practical and conceptual skills, to help them to make correct choices for future area of study. Through various practical projects, students will investigate ideas, materials, processes and technologies, which will give them an awareness of historical and theoretical contexts and develop their independent learning skills.
  • In Term 2, students will move towards the specialization that they wish to follow at degree level, and apply for their chosen degree. Students will learn to use professional equipment and materials according to their chosen area of specialization. Individual guidance is given from an experienced range of staff on the options best suited to their work and future ambitions.
  • In Term 3, students will design, prepare and produce work for an exhibition of their final major project.

 

During the program, students will learn the value of seminars and lectures, time-management, prepare their proposals and evaluate their performance. They will have personal tutor and many technical workshops available to attend.  

 

Whilst studying students will have the opportunity to have access to excellent facilities including: a Digital Media Centre, Photography studios and Darkroom, Fashion and Architecture studios, Wood/Metal workshops and other professional equipment.

 

The pathways covered in the Foundation Diploma include Fine Art, Graphic Design, Animation, Illustration, Fashion and Textiles, Art Photography, Product Design, Interior Design and Architecture.

 

Exploratory Stage

Unit

Credits

GLH

Level

Description

1

20

120

3

Researching, Recording and Responding in Art and Design

2

20

120

3

Media Experimentation in Art and Design

Stage Two

Pathway Stage

Unit

Credit

GLH

Level

Description

3

10

60

3

Preparation and Progression in Art and Design

4

10

60

3

Information and Interpretation in Art and Design

5

10

60

3

Personal Experimental Studies in Art and Design

6

10

60

3

Extended Media Development in Art and Design

Stage Three

Confirmatory Stage

Unit

GLH

Credit

Level

Description

10

240

40

4

Final Major Project in Art and Design

Progression Courses

  • BA (Hons) in specialised field
  • Higher Diploma in specialised field

How to apply

Depending on what and how you would like to study, you can fill in an application form.

If you would like to apply for a full-time or a part-time study for Foundation course, please apply directly to the College.

Supporting documents to boost your application

You can include the following documents:

  • Details of your English Language competence, for example, GCSE, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests or equivalent.
  • Certified copies of your school certificates and any other relevant qualifications you might have. A certified copy is a photocopy that has an original, official stamp of your school.
  • One reference.

 

You can apply for any course at any time before the course starts. The normal closing date for applications is 15th of May. Late applications are accepted but are not guaranteed the same level of consideration as applications made before 15th of May.

 

Application Review and Decision

We will normally provide applicants with a decision within 30 days of the closing date. In case this should take longer, you will be notified.

If your application is successful and you are not required to attend an interview, you will receive a formal offer letter and further information about your course.

 

Part-time study

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time. Therefore, you can fit your studies around your life and we will make sure we shape your schedule based on your time availability. The majority of part-time courses (as foundation course) start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

 

Entry requirements

When considering applications for part-time study, we assess personal, professional and educational experience, preferably relevant, to ensure that the course is a good match for you.

 

Further information

If you would like more information about applying for Foundation course at the Freshart College of Arts please email the administration office or give us a call on (+357) 70009004.

 

Equal opportunities

We encourage applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sex, marital status, age, responsibility for dependents, socio-economic status, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

 

Students with disabilities

We work hard to ensure that, as far as possible, students with disabilities are able to study successfully with us. If you have additional needs, we advise that you contact the administration office or course tutor as early as possible, so that you can discuss your needs and visit the College to assess the facilities if necessary.

 

Mature students

We care about equal opportunity in education, so mature students will be highly considered on equitable terms, as we realize that life might have directed you to other specialized paths. Let’s fix it!

 

If you do not meet the entry requirements

We welcome applications from everyone and we know that relevant experience is just as valuable as qualifications. Whether experience is from your work, voluntary activities or independent study we still want to hear from you.

So, if you don’t meet all of the entry requirements you can still contact to our Admissions team at the admin@freshart.com.cy and let them know what other relevant experience you have.