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Art and Design

Art & Design Diploma Level 2

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

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. 

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code



1 Year

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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College has treated me like an adult and given me the creative freedom to explore difference mediums. This independence gave me the confidence to progress to a BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media degree at UAL.

Penny Linsdell
Art and Design

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