Creative Arts BTC Certificate Level 1 | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course gives you the opportunity to gain experience working in a variety of areas such as drawing, 2D and 3D design skills, animation, photography, as well as learning to use a range of software on Apple Mac computers. You will have access to excellent facilities of a professional standard, a full Creative Suite on Apple Mac computers, performance spaces and studios, darkroom, photographic studio, professional TV studio and bookable professional equipment. Staff are supportive and friendly and there are excellent progression routes within the Creative Arts curriculum area. You also have opportunities to take part in trips and visits, and benefit from visiting speakers and professional facilities. Work placements and work readiness activities take place throughout the duration of the course to ensure you are ready to progress your studies or enter the workplace.

Assessment Methods

The programme is assessed through a range of methods, including projects, assignments, case studies and coursework. English and maths will be embedded but also tested as part of the course.

Progression Options

You could progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design, Commercial Music, Production Arts and Media, or Visual Arts before potentially specialising at Level 3. Previous students who have successfully completed the Level 1 Diploma have progressed on to Level 2 and Level 3 courses and continued to university, Apprenticeships and on occasion found employment in the creative industries.

Course Summary

Course Title Creative Arts BTC Certificate Level 1
Entry Requirements

You need GCSEs in the 3 to 1 range, or other equivalent qualifications in a related subject. You will be invited to attend an interview to assess your suitability for the course.

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My animation skills have improved greatly since I have been learning at BTC. The College uses specialist software such as Adobe Animate and the equipment we use is the same that is used in industry. Alongside my course I am a member of the BTC Animation Academy where we do even more animation and enter competitions.

Dylan Jones

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