BTEC Higher National Diploma in Art and Design

Activate Learning

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson EDI

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Course summary

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This course is designed to build on the existing skills of students to further develop their own creative vision. The course provides a broad base of relevant art and media skills that can be used within a career in the Creative Industries or for progression onto a diverse range of HE Degree programmes. The course allows you to specialise in a particular area, e.g. Fashion, Digital Design, Photography, Graphics, Illustration, Media, Interior Design or Fine Art, which means you would be able to build a portfolio of work tailored to your preferred career pathway.

Course details


Core units Year 1: 1 Professional Development 2 Contextual Studies 3 Individual project (Pearson set) 4 Techniques and Processes 15 Media Practices 16 Materials Practices Optional units Year 1 6 Materials and Structures 28 Communication in Art and Design Core units Year 2 32 Professional Practice 33 Applied Practice – Collaborative (Pearson set) 40 Advanced Art Practices studies Optional units Year 2 48 Conceptual Practice 50 Materials Selection and Specification 52 Moving Image

Assessment method

Internally assessed and externally verified. Assessment will take the form of individual and group projects, practical production, portfolios and sketchbooks, presentations and essay-writing.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeAD01
Institution code O25
Campus nameBanbury and Bicester College
Campus codeB

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level C
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade 4 at English and maths

Pass at Access course is accepted

Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6165 Year 1
England £6165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 Year 1
Scotland £6165 Year 1
Wales £6165 Year 1
Channel Islands £6165 Year 1
International £7300 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that tuition fees may increase in subsequent years for both new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Fees are subject to agreement by the Office for Students.
BTEC Higher National Diploma in Art and Design at Activate Learning - UCAS