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Design in the Environment BTEC HNC

This course will allow you to explore art and design practice working in specific environments such as landscaped areas, community areas, developments and private gardens. The course encourages research, creative development and application of materials in relation to environment design briefs.

Entry requirements

  • 80-120 UCAS points with some art, design and media element OR
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design OR
  • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Pre-Degree) OR
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualification.

Entry is subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to bring along a portfolio of your existing work.

Applicants from A-Level courses displaying high levels of creativity will also be considered, as will mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than your qualifications.

Course content

During this course you will study the following compulsory units:

  • Contextual and cultural referencing
  • Ideas generation and development
  • Professional practice
  • Visual communication.

In addition, you will also study a selection from a range of specialist units, including:

  • Design methods
  • Managing a creative business
  • Site-specific fine art
  • Project design, implementation and evaluation.

  • You will also undertake a research project and work-based experience.

    Assessment methods

    As part of this course you will work with a range of specialist lecturers (including practising artists and designers) in well-equipped studios and workshops. Project briefs will be set for each assignment, and assessment is continuous throughout the course.

    Further study and career options

    On successful completion of the course you can pursue a career in environmentbased design or progress to direct employment in a relevant field such as garden design or public artwork production.

    Additional information

    To enrol on this course you must apply through the University & Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) using the institution code BEDF B23 and the course code W290. Visit or call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

    Course Information & How to Apply

    Unfortunately this course has been cancelled. Please ring 01234 291000 or email for alternatives.

    LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
    1 year 25/09/2014 £4960 Cauldwell Street L1575

    Course in progress


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