Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in  Art and Design (QCF)


Course Structure:

The Foundation course runs over 3 Stages: Diagnostic, Confirmation, and Final Major Project. During Diagnostic Stage, students will consider progression opportunities available in specialist pathway through research, applied critical judgement and the identification of personal goals. For Confirmatory Stage, students must demonstrate an ability to study at BA level with an edited and condensed portfolio, that will consist of work produced throughout the entire course. For the Final Major Project students are expected to be self-initiated and work on an exhibition piece. Prior to starting the Foundation, a compulsory 4 weeks Orientation stage will take place (refer to Orientation stage on the BACA website). From the start of the course, students will work in their chosen pathways:  Art& Design (fine art, sculpture, photography) , 3D (architecture, spatial, interior and product), fashion and textile design (womenswear, menswear, sportswear, accessory, contour, pattern cutting, jewellery, styling, textile design, knit, print, etc.) Visual Communication (graphic design, illustration, moving images, film, animation, media design, etc.). The One Year foundation is a fast-paced course which require students with creative maturity and resilience to a highly competitive environment.

Equivalent Qualifications:

China: 3rd Year of High School
US: Year 12
UK: Foundation
Canada: Year 12
Australia: Year 12

Access from:

China: 2nd or 3rd Year of High School who have got or will get a high school diploma
US: Year 11
UK: A-Level
Canada: Year 11
Australia: Year 11

Progression to:

UK Undergraduate courses 

Target Students:

Students who want to apply to undergraduate courses at UAL, or other UK/USA undergraduate courses in Art & Design. Students should have complete one of the following:
BACA Art Year 11 (A Level in Art) Pass Grade. 
2nd or 3rd Year of High School who have got or will get high school diploma
US: Year 12 (student should have high school diploma)
UK: A-Level (student should have 1 A level C or above)
Canada: Year 12 (student should have high school diploma)
Australia: Year 12 (student should have high school diploma)


1 Year

Entry Requirements:

Minimum Age: 17 Years Old (18 years old preferred)
English Level: BACA English 80 or IELTS 5.5

Application Documents:

High School Diploma / School transcript / Studying certification / Personal statement / Reference letter / Portfolio

Certificate and Qualification:

BACA Art Certificate (Year 12)
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (QCF)


The teaching team reserves the right to refer applicants to join the Orientation course at which their creative capabilities will be diagnosed. (Please refer to FAD Orientation section on the BACA website.)
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