BACA Foundation is a fast-paced course which requires you to be creatively mature, out-spoken as well as resilient to a highly competitive environment. If you are seeking to dig deeper into topics such as Visual Communication, Fine Art, Fashion or Textiles Design, 3D or Film, BACA FAD is the right place for you.
At BACA FAD you will develop these skills: observational, visual and reporting skills, research skills, cultural and contextual referencing, idea development skills, critical thinking and communication skills, material and technical experience. Furthermore, you will learn how to develop a project from scratch.
At BACA, we take pride in our ability to support students in finding and following their individual creative paths. Our highly skilled and experienced teachers, who are also accomplished artists, offer invaluable advice and guidance.
Throughout your time at BACA, you will enjoy personalized English language support by native speakers, enabling you to express your ideas as well as understand and engage with the work of others.
The primary educational aim of this course is to develop your project skills. During BACA FAD, you will also apply to university, using your very own portfolio while receiving guidance for your application interview in English.
Upon completion of the programme, you will receive the Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media Practice. This qualification is equivalent to a high school degree as well as the BACA international Diploma.
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: qualifications.pearson.com
BACA Foundation offers three main pathways with many sub-topics to give you the opportunity to choose any specification best suited for your creative pursuits. During the first phase of BACA Foundation, you will deepen your understanding of possible pathways by investigation and experimentation while keeping your future goals in mind. Once you have gotten an overview and have defined your education goals, you will choose your pathway.
The final phase consists of choosing and completing your self-initiated, final project, which will display an exhibition piece.
Each pathway consists of multiple projects, whose end results will make up your portfolio for university application.
If you’re looking to develop new approaches and strategies towards research, then studying Fine Art could be the perfect choice for you. At BACA, we believe in empowering students to independently conceptualize and contextualize projects through experimentation and investigation. Our focus is on providing a hands-on, tactile approach to making, with a primary emphasis on conceptual development and deconstructing mediums such as drawing, sculpture, painting, video, and performance.
We’re passionate about helping students learn new approaches and be exposed to conceptual forms of processes to develop professional behaviors. This course is specifically designed for mixed media-based artists and illustrators, as well as students who are interested in exploring the potential of processes and mediums and who are curious about the limitations and potential of materials.
If you’re considering pursuing a degree in Fine Art, it’s important to know that there are many exciting job opportunities available to graduates in this field. With a strong portfolio that demonstrates your creative and practical skills, you can explore a wide range of career options, including roles such as advertising art director, animator, art therapist, ceramics designer, commercial art gallery manager, community arts worker, concept artist, conservator, exhibition designer, fine artist, graphic designer, illustrator, interior designer, jewelry designer and many more.
If you’re looking to expand your knowledge of 3D design and apply it to various fields such as architecture, interior design, and product design, then this pathway is the perfect fit for you. We’re passionate about helping students explore different styles and techniques of 3D design while gaining inspiration from real-world examples and projects.
Through this pathway, you’ll learn how to develop your own concepts and ideas for 3D design using sketching, brainstorming, and research methods. You’ll also gain valuable skills in evaluating your designs based on aesthetics, functionality, and feasibility criteria. With a focus on hands-on learning, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world design challenges and build a portfolio of 3D designs that showcase your skills and creativity.
Possible career paths include architectural, interior design and product design studios, where you will be able to develop your professional skills further but also apply all the knowledge you have mastered so far. If you have decided for the technical arts for theater, you will open a door to theater and movie industry in designing and creating various props and elements used in every day production.
As a fashion or textile design student, you’ll need to be flexible, creative, and learn practical skills to create meaningful and sustainable content that resonates with your audience.
Studying textile design involves learning various approaches to creating and manipulating surfaces using hands-on skills and processes like print, embroidery, and stitching applied to already-existing materials. You’ll also create your own structural materials through weaving, knitting, crochet, tufting, and experimenting with unconventional or biodegradable substances. This field offers excellent career opportunities in fashion design, interior design, and textile engineering.
Studying fashion requires learning about design, production, and marketing while developing technical and creative skills to create sustainable and innovative garment constructions that reflect functionality and purpose. As a fashion design student, you’ll be a multi-skilled and independent worker with the ability to imagine and translate ideas from two-dimensional visions into three-dimensional constructions on the body. You’ll learn to develop and design patterns, pattern cutting, sewing, extensive hand-drawing, sample making, experimenting, and presenting using multimedia.
Fashion offers numerous career opportunities, from designing for women’s or men’s wear to costume, lingerie, or sportswear design. You can also explore careers in creative direction, tailoring, product management, fashion development, and marketing. As a textiles designer, you can create innovative materials for the fashion industry, work in interior design or textile engineering, or explore production careers. Both career paths offer creative possibilities and opportunities to make a positive impact on the industry. With a bright future ahead, there’s a career path for everyone in the exciting world of fashion and textiles!
Graphic and Media Design
Graphic and Media Design is a pathway for students interested in using visual mediums to communicate a variety of ideas to different audiences and users. In the course, students will develop their understanding of the design process while defining their own visual language. They will learn to use design for social, commercial and innovative purposes, learning to reflect critically on the role of the designer in all sorts of environments. Graphic design fields include typography, printing, editorial, audiovisual, interaction, user experience, packaging, branding, information design, among many other orientations. Students will be encouraged to explore these different fields while learning to be innovative and socially engaged in their communication and projects.
This field offers career opportunities in the commercial sector as brand designer, advertising designer, multimedia designer, editorial designer or art director. Graphic designers can also consider the social, cultural and environmental sector by using their visual skills to become social designers. At last, the innovation sector is another orientation for graphic designers that want to be interaction designers, user experience designers, web designers or service designers.
Filmmaking and Animation
Learning filmmaking involves gaining proficiency in the technical and creative aspects of creating visual storytelling through the medium of film or video. This includes understanding film theory, acquiring technical skills such as camera operation and editing software, planning pre-production by writing scripts and sourcing locations or props, capturing footage during production, and putting it all together during post-production through editing and color grading. It requires a passion for storytelling and a dedication to the craft.
Learning animation involves bringing characters and objects to life through hand drawn animation, motion graphics, visual effects, and computer-generated imagery. This requires understanding animation principles, gaining proficiency in software and tools, learning storytelling techniques, creating engaging graphics, producing realistic visual effects, and understanding 3D modeling. It requires a combination of technical skills, artistic creativity, and a passion for storytelling.
One option is becoming a Film Director, responsible for bringing the script to life and directing the actors to achieve the desired vision. Another is becoming a Film Editor, responsible for piecing together the footage and creating the final product. Production Designers are responsible for designing the overall look and feel of the film, including set design and costumes, while Cinematographers handle the visual aspects of the film, such as lighting and camera angles.
Producers oversee the entire production process, from developing the idea to securing funding and managing budgets. Character Designers create the unique characters, and Storyboard Artists create the visual roadmap for the film. Finally, Concept Artists bring the film’s vision to life by creating visual concepts and designs. All these careers require talent, skill, and creativity, and offer exciting opportunities for those passionate about filmmaking.
Learning photography involves acquiring knowledge and skills related to capturing, processing, and producing visual images using a camera. This includes understanding camera equipment as well as composition, lighting, and editing techniques. Learning photography also involves developing an eye for visual storytelling and the ability to communicate ideas and emotions through images. This will foster critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills. Photographers will explore a multitude of approaches to the photographic image, including photojournalism and documentary photography, to fine art photography.
Photography offers various career paths, including becoming a photographer, Creative Director, or Post Production Supervisor. As a photographer, you can work in different settings and specialize in various types of photography. Creative Directors oversee the overall creative direction of a project, and Post Production Supervisors handle the editing process. All three careers require technical skills and creative talent, but also demand collaboration and communication skills.
At BACA, we believe that a supportive and well-equipped environment is essential for unleashing creativity and fostering artistic growth. We are located in the heart of Beijing, close to Lama Temple. Our modern education complex provides an encouraging environment for all creative pursuits.
You will have access to a 3D printer, sewing machines, various fabrics and tools as well as film making equipment. Our specialized teachers and technicians are committed to helping you work safely and creatively, so you can focus on developing your artistic potential.
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