BACA International Diploma in Art and Design

The Level three Diploma in Art and Design

This course will provide you with an internationally recognized qualification, equivalent to two UK A-Levels in art and design
During this course you will get an in-depth look into fashion, fine art, photography, animation, visual communication, 3D as well as jewelry design.
After an introduction phase to explore these fields, you will concentrate your efforts on a chosen specification within art and design. 


The International Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design will teach technical skills through workshops and exercises. The course aims to support you in discovering and pursuing your personal interests and allows you to create new work along your chosen pathway. This will enable you to confidently select your university courses in the future as you have gotten a first impression of the industry as well as possible career paths. After one year you will have developed a strong portfolio showcasing your work.
The course supports the progression to BA courses at UK Universities and as well as BACA Foundation (FAD). After one year you will have developed a strong portfolio for your university application. Throughout your time at BACA, the teaching staff also puts great importance on developing your English writing, listening and speaking skills to give you a solid base for your international studies in the future. The BACA art curriculum includes an excellent English language (art focused) education by native speakers, enabling you to express your ideas as well as understand and engage with the work of others.

Course Outline

Guided learning hours (GHL): 720 (full-time course Monday - Friday)

Units: The course consists of four projects, including one external project given by Pearson. Students will complete a sketchbook, a body of work and develop a digital portfolio consisting of your work completed in these four projects. 

BACA Level 3 Diploma Art and Design offers the following pathways.

(In the first 12 weeks the teachers will support you in finding your pathway.)
  • Fine Art & Illustration 
  • Fashion & Textiles 
  • Visual Communication 
  • Jewelry 
  • 3D & Ceramics

Course Dates:

Start: August 22nd 2022 – May 31st 2023

Equivalent Qualifications:

China: Second year of high school
US/Canada/Australia: Year 11 
UK: A-Level Year 12, Foundation Level 3

Progression to:

BACA Foundation (FAD) or BA courses at UK Universities


One or two years 

Entry Requirements:

Minimum Age: 16 
English Level: BACA Test 4.5/IELTS 4.5 (extended Diploma BTEC);5.0 (BA Progression)
You should have an idea about what pathway you would like to concentrate on.

Course Application:

If you are a BACA student: Automatic progression with the BACA placement tutorial
If you are new to BACA: School transcripts, English IELTS certificate, portfolio and a successful interview


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

Certificate and Qualification:

BACA Art Certificate
BTEC International Level 3 Diploma Art and Design
Edexcel, BTEC and LCCI qualifications are awarded by Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked. For further information, please visit our qualification website at

Check out the work of BACA Level Three students in 2022 !


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