BACA International
Diploma in Art and Design

Are you 16 or older with a passion for drawing/painting/making, products design, architecture or fashion
Are you looking for a hands-on approach with a deep art and design industry-focus
Have you successfully completed your first or second year of high school in China, or year 10/11 in the US/Canada/Australia, or GCSE year 11/12 in the UK
Are you dreaming of attending the world's most prestigious art schools in the UK, Canada, the USA, or Australia
You have an English Level of IELTS 4.5 or higher?
You’re looking to create a meaningful portfolio that showcases your skills and passions
If you answered yes to all these questions, then the BACA International Diploma in Art and Design will be your perfect fit.

BACA International Diploma in Art and Design

Entry requirements
Minimum age: 17
English : BACA English Test 5.5 or IELTS 5.5.
Course Dates
August 22nd 2022 – May 27th 2023
Course Dates
August 22nd 2022 – May 27th 2023

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Fine Art

In fine art, students typically explore traditional and contemporary artistic techniques such as painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and digital art. They also learn about art history, theory, and criticism to understand the context and meaning behind different artistic movements and styles. Fine art students are encouraged to develop their creativity, critical thinking, and artistic vision to create unique and original works of art.


In illustration, students learn how to create visual images that communicate a message or story. They develop skills in various media such as digital illustration, traditional drawing, painting, and graphic design. Illustration students also learn about visual storytelling, composition, color theory, and other elements of design that are crucial to creating effective illustrations for different contexts such as editorial, advertising, children's books, and animation.


Studying textiles involves learning about fibers, fabrics, and techniques used in textile production. Students also develop design and creative skills, such as color theory and pattern design, to create unique and sustainable textile products. This field offers career opportunities in fashion, interior design, and textile engineering.


Studying fashion involves learning about design, production, marketing, and business aspects of the industry. Students develop technical and creative skills to create sustainable and innovative fashion designs that reflect cultural diversity. Fashion offers career opportunities in design, retail, marketing, and entrepreneurship.

Visual Communication

Studying visual communication involves learning about the design and production of visual messages for various platforms. Students develop technical and creative skills to create effective visual content that resonates with their target audience. This field offers career opportunities in advertising, branding, marketing, and multimedia design.


Studying jewelry design involves learning how to create wearable art using various materials, such as metals, gemstones, and beads. Jewelry design students learn about design principles, techniques of fabrication, and finishing methods to create unique and beautiful jewelry pieces.

3D & Ceramics

Studying ceramics involves learning the techniques, processes, and history of creating functional and decorative objects from clay. Ceramics students learn how to design and create ceramic works, as well as how to fire and glaze them to achieve desired results.

Course Goal

The primary educational aim of this course is to help you develop communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity skills to support learning at university level and prepare for a career in the art, design and media industry. With the BACA International Diploma, students will complete four projects in their chosen pathway and a final portfolio to apply for university.

Upon completion of the programme, students will receive the BTEC International Level 3 Diploma. This qualification is equivalent to the last high school year in China, the UK or the USA, Canada and Australia as well as BACA Foundation.

Time line

Time-line visual for all Level 3 courses

Application deadline
Start of course
Pre-sessional English course
University Application deadline
End of course

About the Certification

BACA provides the Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media Practice. Whilst being respected as a globally recognised education provider, Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding body, offers academic and vocational qualifications. For further information, please visit their website:

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Teacher Quotes


“The focus of the HNC program is to let students communicate and develop their ideas through a variety of media and to see their concepts, experiments and outcomes from a more commercial perspective. I am especially proud when students independently plan and manage their projects and demonstrate an astonishing range of both strategic and visually communicative skills.”

Jo Art and Design

“The International Diploma in Art and Design is a course that will allow you to follow your own specialism and have a greater understanding of the art and design industry. You will develop a greater understanding of art and design practices, and deepen your technical and communication abilities.”

EoinCreative Media

“The International Diploma in Creative Media is a very exciting new course looking at photography, film, animation, VFX, coding, what everything you need for the digital age. Creative Media spans a broad range of specialisms to support your career in the digital world.”

Teaching Facilities

At BACA, we believe that a supportive and well-equipped environment is essential for unleashing creativity and fostering artistic growth. The A-Level facilities are located in the heart of Beijing's historical hutongs near Lama Temple. Our modern education complex provides an encouraging environment for all creative pursuits. You will have access to our fully-equipped art studio, workshop rooms, graphic design and media studio, as well as the BACA English classroom. Our specialized teachers and technicians are committed to helping you work safely and creatively, so you can focus on developing your artistic potential.

A LEVEL Alumni

I absolutely love the learning environment and atmosphere at BACA, and during my three years of study there, I gained a lot. The mentors would set up some fascinating courses, teaching us new creative methods and experimenting with new materials. I think the biggest benefit was that it helped me develop a creative mindset and the courage to try out new techniques and materials to express my artwork

- Sarah

My year at BACA Level three was one of my most experimentally-challenging. I enjoyed working in my own studio space, this quiet environment gave me the chance to get creative! However, expand my horizons, challenge myself, but at the same time keep a schedule – this is what made BACA Level three a truly enriching learning experience. Altogether, BACA Level Three Art and Design gave me the chance to delve into various kinds of techniques, materials, and even cultures, all of which today have an essential position in my creative thinking.

- Sherry

BACA Graduation Exhibition

We will showcase the creations of BACA A Level Year 1 & 2 courses, BACA Art Preparatory Course, Art Preparatory Course for Lunyi Specialist and Management Preparatory Course for Lunyi Specialist. The works include clothing, graphic, 3D, fine art, photography, Media, management and other professional directions. The works in the exhibition are the review and summary of each student's study in BACA. Although they are naive, they are full of sincerity.


Application Process

Application Deadline

School transcriptse;ELTS certificatee;<30 Pages Artwork;Reference Letter;School Diploma;Personal Statement.


To enroll, you need to successfully pass our interview.


Once you receive positive feedback we will contact youwith an offer to enroll.


Together with your parents, you will sign the BACA Enrollment Contract

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If you have any questions, you can fill in the information in the form below, and the teacher will contact you within one working day, or call us proactively.

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