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Art and Design

Art & Design Diploma Level 2

  • Course Type: Diploma

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of this course, you can progress onto the Art and Design, Photography, Graphic Design, Creative Media Production or Fashion Extended Diploma Level 3, you will also need to have passed your GCSE English and Maths at 4 or above to enrol on these courses.

Who is it for?

This course will build on your existing art or design skills whilst allowing you to explore the more challenging elements such as drawing, illustration, mixed media painting, printmaking, interior design and animation. In addition, you will experiment building your photographic and Photoshop skills. You will explore your creativity by managing your own Final Project independently, and final outcome.

What is covered?

You will study a range of units including:

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Materials, Processes and Technical Skills in Art & Design.
  • Unit 2: Introduction to Contextual Research in Art & Design.
  • Unit 3: Introduction to communication skills in art & design
  • Unit 4: Solving 2D creative problems
  • Unit 5: Solving 3D Creative Problems
  • Unit 6: Solve Time-Based Creative Problems
  • Unit 7: Developing and Producing a Personal Project in Art & Design

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

4 GCSEs at grades 3/D or above, including English or maths, and either an art or design-based subject. You will also need to bring a portfolio of work to your interview to demonstrate your artistic strengths, and you will need to submit a summer project given to you after the close of the academic year. 

We also run a ‘6 weeks to suc­cess pro­gramme’ that oper­ates from the first day you start your course. This includes sup­port including:

  • Allow­ing you to change cours­es if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks -sub­ject to availability
  • Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard, sub­ject to availability
  •  One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well
  • Adding English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t achieve a Grade 4 or above

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
1 Year
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