Art and Design Level 2

This course is validated by: University of the Arts London

Course Information

  • Course Code: AD024
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Approved by: University of the Arts London
  • Study Mode: Full time
Overview

This Level 2 Art & Design course is a work related qualification ideally suited to learners who wish to develop their general Art and Design skills, with a view to moving on to a higher level specialist course, in a range of subjects including Photography, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Textiles and Fashion Design or Media.

What will I study?

The course consists of 8 units in total that initially introduce learners to a range of materials, processes and technical skills used in a range of art and design projects and also to research for art and design ideas development. In the middle section of the course, learners are challenged to develop ideas and create finished work in 2 dimensions (eg drawing, textiles, graphics, and photography), 3 dimensions (eg ceramics, sculpture or ideas for the design of 3d products) and time based problems (eg animation, video or time lapse photography). This stage encourages learners to think about what they are good at before producing a specialist option final project response to a tutor set assignment. Learners can specialise in graphics, textiles, fashion, 3D, interiors or time base media. This is in preparation to more in depth study at level 3.

Entry Requirements

A standard of literacy and numeracy appropriate to Level 2 and four GCSEs with at least two at C or D Grades, or a BTEC Introductory Diploma in Art and Design.

How will I be assessed?

A University of the Arts, London Awarding Body Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design, equivalent to four GCSEs.

What can I do next?

After successful completion of the course, learners can progress to one of our UAL Level 3 Extended Diplomas in Art and Design with specialist pathways including Photography, Graphic Design, Textile and Fashion Design, Interior Design, general Art & Design or Creative Media Production. Out tutors spend plenty of time advising learners on the best progression route for them.

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Facilities

You will be based in the new £18.3 million Beacon Centre. In order for you to flourish in the creative field we have invested in brand new facilities such as Apple Mac design suites, spacious studios, industrial sewing machines, screen printing and weaving equipment and our very own in house photography studio and infinity curve.

Enrichment & Employability

We are proud to be one of only 10 colleges in the country to have UAL accredited courses and a progression agreement in place.

We offer students the opportunity to experience a diverse and exciting visiting lecturer programme that includes Lecturers from Chelsea School of Art and the Saatchi Gallery.

We also help many students find relevant part time work to enhance your chance of employment and give you a taste of working in a creative career. 

Our students continually engage with real live projects from local initiatives for Child Action Northwest through to working with national bodies such as The Tate, The Saatchi Gallery and having work published in magazines or shown on TV and at Film Festivals.

You will also have the opportunity to go on residentials to gain inspiration, visit universities and take part in critical artist’s discussions.

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