Subject Area: Technology
Level: CTEC Level 3 Diploma
Exam Board: OCR
You will need four GCSEs at grade C/4, which should include grade 4 English and Maths grade 3 or above.
What will I study?
The Art and Design (Design in the Built Environment) CTEC course has been designed to focus on design in the built environment; architecture and interior design practice. Combining elements of architecture and interior design the course will enable you to develop a portfolio of work to showcase your creative skills in preparation for university. Units will enable you to develop skills in problem solving, working towards a client brief, creating ideas, CAD work, model making and communication.
Assessment is 100% coursework based, where you will be required to submit a portfolio of work.
Unit 1: Exploring the work of artists and designers
This unit will develop your understanding of the key trends and movements in architecture, investigating how these have influenced the work of others. You will use your research to identify an architect who is of interest to you; then develop and produce a piece of creative work inspired by this designer.
Unit 12: Developing ideas in response to an art and design brief
Being able to work with clients, understand their requirements and translate them into creative forms is a key skill within the industry. In this unit you will respond to a design brief. You will learn how to understand the requirements of a brief or project to generate and develop a range of ideas to meet its requirements. At the end of this process, you will be able to present your ideas to the client and gain feedback that will help you to choose and refine a final idea.
Unit 44: Spatial design
You will be required to develop ideas for an interior / architectural design, in response to the brief or project. You will also produce and present a range of final 2D visualisations and/or a final 3D scale model of the chosen spatial design.
The course provides those who wish to pursue a career in architecture, landscape architecture or interior design with the opportunity to develop their skills and build a portfolio suitable for progression to university.
Did you know?
Architecture was once an Olympic sport.