Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design)
Beacon International College is a BTEC Approved Centre for the above programme.
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The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design) is designed to meet the following aims:
- To equip students with art and design skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global creative industries sector.
- To support students to develop their capacity for creative thinking and to recognize its value in the creative industries and beyond.
- To provide students with the skills to communicate their ideas and creative output through visual, written and oral presentation.
- To provide education and training for a range of careers in creative industries, including Graphic Design, Photography, Fashion, Textiles, Product Design, Interior Design, and Arts Practice.
- To provide students with an understanding of the way technologies are transforming the creative industries, and prepare them to work with these technologies.
- To provide insight and understanding into the diversity of roles within the creative industry, recognizing the importance of collaboration at all levels.
- To equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organizations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values.
- To provide opportunities for students to enter or progress in employment in creative industries, or progress to higher education qualifications; such as an Honours degree in art and design subjects or a related area.
- To provide opportunities for students to develop the skills, techniques and personal attributes essential for successful working lives.
- To support students to understand the local, regional and global context of creative industries and, for those students with a global outlook, to aspire to international career pathways.
- To provide students with opportunities to address contemporary issues facing the industry, and society at large; with particular emphasis on sustainability and the environment, recognizing the role that creative industries play in addressing these issues.
- To provide opportunities for students to achieve vendor accredited certifications.
- To allow flexibility of study and to meet local or specialist needs.
- To offer a balance between employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations.
- To provide students with the context in which to consider professional ethics and their relation to personal, professional and statutory responsibilities within the industry.