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 the Level 2 body of qualifications to progress onto a Level 3 programme. It is an ideal course for those aiming to progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design.
Students study 6 units over one year. There is one compulsory unit which explores the work of artists and designers along with 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 6 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. You may be asked to purchase art and presentation materials along with print credits.
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.
If you wish to apply for 2019-2020 academic year, please complete the online application form.