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Art and Design Diploma

Entry Requirements:
At least 2 GCSEs graded A*-C, English GCSE at least grade D/3 and be able to demonstrate a keen interest in Art and Design either through previous study or independent work evidenced by a portfolio.

Why Should You Take This Course?
The Art & Design Level 2 Diploma is an opportunity for students who wish to study a broad based course leading to a specialism in this field. It is a practical course supported by written research into related historical and contemporary Art and Design movements and practice. It includes trips to local and national galleries as well as utilising opportunities to exhibit their work. Students will be supported to develop their Art and Design skills to Level 2 body of qualifications to progress onto a Level 3 programme. It is an ideal course for those aiming to progress onto Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design.


Course content
Students study 7 Units over one year. There is one compulsory unit which explores the work of artists and designers along with 6 further units including 2D, 3D, photography, graphics, textiles and fine art work.

How will I be assessed?
All units comprise of taught and independently guided practical and written assignments which focus upon the different skills needed to develop work within specific practical areas. All 7 units must be completed to achieve the full qualification.

Are there any special expenses?
You will be advised to have the necessary basic materials and equipment such as pencils, pens, paint brushes, sketchbooks and a portfolio case. Other costs will be for some specialist materials for personal projects and trips such as visits to galleries and museums.

What could I do next?
The course will prepare you for further study at Level 3. There are a wealth of diverse careers in the Creative Industries which include practical fine art and design making, to illustration, interior design, architecture, art direction, film, television, animation, teaching, gallery administration and curating.


How to apply for this course

2017-2018 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2017-2018 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post