Art and Design (Art Practice) BMet (Birmingham Metropolitan College)


Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

The course explores a multidisciplinary approach to include media, film and photography.

The course aims to support you in the development of crucial skills and approaches to enable you to become a professional fine artist. This involves making practical and personal responses to ideas and concepts through the vehicle of drawing, painting, lens-based experimentation, mixed media, installation, sculpture and printmaking.

In the first year you will be involved in a series of skill building workshops in addition to units designed to help you think creatively. In the second year you set your own agenda and develop your personal practice to reflect your own themes and interests. Alongside the development of your personal practice as a fine artist you will also be involved in contextual studies which focus on late 20th century art history and current debates within contemporary art theory and practice. During the course there will be numerous opportunities to exhibit at external venues culminating each year in the graduation exhibition. Supported by the business and professional practice units this involves researching spaces, fundraising, marketing and curating the final show.

  • Qualification

    Higher National Diploma - HND

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Art and Design Centre

  • Start date

    23 September 2019

  • Duration

    2 years

Course details

Assessment method

The course is assessed through a range of project briefs, seminar presentations, essays and practical coursework.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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 code 001W
Institution code B30
Campus name Art and Design Centre
Campus code A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points The Level 3 qualification must be an art subject.
A level DD If you are taking 3 or more A Levels you can achieve the entry requirement of 48 UCAS tariff points across all of the A Level subjects you are taking providing they are in an art subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP You must be studying an art subject.
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits You are required to achieve 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 credits at Level 2, totalling 60 credits in an art subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP You must be studying an art subject.

You are required to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above to include English. We will accept Level 2 equivalences for English in place of GCSEs.

We encourage applications from students who do not meet the entry requirements outlined but can demonstrate ability through work experience, portfolio of evidence or successful interview.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

If you do not hold a Level 2 English qualification you maybe required to undertake an initial assessment to ascertain your current literacy level and a free writing assessment.


You will be required to attend an interview at the College’s Art and Design Centre prior to an offer being made to you.


You will be required to bring a portfolio of art work to your interview for consideration prior to an offer being made to you.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

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