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Art & Design
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Art & Design

We have an extensive range of creative art & design courses which include fine art, graphic design, drawing & painting, 2D & 3D design, fashion and much more…

Whether you see yourself as an advertising executive or a product designer, there is no better starting point than an art & design course at Barking & Dagenham College.

As part of your studies you'll use the latest industry-standard equipment, such as a 3D printer and laser cutter, in a hi-tech workshop environment.

The qualifications are nationally recognised with a focus on the practical application of basic skills and knowledge required by designers today.

We currently have 4 courses available.

  1. Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Art and Design (1 year) Level 2
  2. Level 3 BTEC Diploma in 3D Design (2 Years) Level 3
  3. Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Art and Design (2 years) Level 3
  4. Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Graphic Design (2 years) Level 3

 

Art and design courses equip you with a combination of practical skills mixed with theory. The specific skills differ according to the art and design discipline, but the following transferable skills are common to all subject areas:

  • imagination and creativity
  • critical awareness of self and external factors and the ability to be reflective
  • interpersonal and social skills
  • resourcefulness
  • an appreciation of diversity
  • creative problem-solving
  • teamworking
  • the ability to work independently
  • decision-making
  • oral and written communication
  • visual presentation
  • information and research
  • self-motivation and self-management
  • organisation and planning
  • IT, particularly using creative software

 

 

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Your job opportunities

Many employers seek to recruit people who are lateral thinkers and creative problem-solvers, qualities that are natural to artists and designers. Jobs you could do that are related to these courses are;

  • Art therapist
  • Community arts worker
  • Fashion designer
  • Fine artist
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Printmaker
  • Textile designer


Download our 3D Design course information flyer now

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Download our Graphic Design course information flyer now

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Upcoming Events

  • Technical Skills Academy Open Day, Thursday 23 February 2017, 4.30 - 7pm
    Technical Skills Academy Open Day, Thursday 23 February 2017, 4.30 - 7pm

    23 February 2017

    Study in a friendly environment, that's more grown-up than school. Built by the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, and managed and run by Barking & Dagenham College, the Technical Skills Academy offers a creative and buzzing atmosphere.

  • Stars from The Voice and X Factor perform at fundraising event
    Stars from The Voice and X Factor perform at fundraising event

    3 March 2017

    Diamond, a contestant on ITV’s The Voice 2017 and girl band Alien Uncovered, from the X Factor, will perform at Barking & Dagenham College as part of a fundraising event in aid of the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation.

  • Inspiration Day 2017
    Inspiration Day 2017

    9 March 2017

    Our inspiration day, is the perfect opportunity to find out about courses, skills and career paths, speak to our experts for guidance & advice, explore our college facilities and enjoy tasters in various subject areas at Barking & Dagenham College.

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