Course Info

Level 1 Introduction to Creative Industries

Course content & format

Do you have an interest in art, design and media, and wish to explore and extend this interest via a full-time, immersive learning creative experience? Students will develop and test their imagination within a structure that will provide a sound base of skills and knowledge. This will enhance self-confidence and reveal the potential career demands and opportunities within art, design and media. In addition, all students are expected to have 100% attendance in GCSE Mathematics and/or English resits and Tutorial.

Your unique experience

Delivered by a range of creative professionals, who are experienced at delivering specialist creative subjects, your time on the course will be varied, engaging and motivate you towards a very successful future. This course is housed in the heart of Ashton Town Centre at Clarendon College and our facilities and equipment are of industry standard, including: 4 Art studios, a TV studio, DSLR cameras and sound recording equipment. Within art and design we have studios that can facilitate work on small and large scale in a variety of materials, including drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, CAD and 3D. The fashion department will give you opportunity to use our industry standard and domestic machines, including a heat transfer press. We are also able to boast two photography studios, a dark room and numerous high spec PC suites. This is a course that gives you access and opportunity by the bucket load!

The BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Creative Industries is delivered over one year and consists of 10 briefs which will enable you to develop a portfolio of work that could support progression into a range of qualifications at Level 2. You will also have opportunities to participate in trips, including visiting local galleries in Manchester, thus benefiting your studies and personal development/confidence. Typically, students will progress to the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design, the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media or the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Animation & Graphics. However, some students may also progress onto a different course completely.

Entry Qualifications

Level 1 (Foundation) - 3 GCSEs grade 1 or above.

Successful interview with a creative tutor (bring some examples of your work to talk about).

Good verbal and written communication skills.

Good drawing skills are a requirement bonus.

How is this course assessed?

100% Coursework.

This is a graded course where you can achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction and is internally assessed. The course is designed with units of work that explore your practical, contextual and life skills. The highlight of the year is the Creative exhibition, held every June to celebrate the achievements for all of our creative learners.

What can I do next?

One of our Level 2 Diploma courses in Creative Studies.

· Other subject areas at Level 2.

· Employment.

· Future opportunities in this sector can range from Art Gallery employment, Art Therapy, Arts Cultural Management, Fine Artist, Visual Artist, Fashion Designer, Fashion Marketing/Business, Fashion Styling, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Retail, Set Design, Costume Design, Graphics and Illustration, Graphics for Games, Graphics Illustration Photography, Graphics Digital Design, Fashion Graphics, Art & Design Graphics, Character Animation, Computer Animation, Digital Animation, plus many more.


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