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Art & Design Level 2


Type: Full Time

Subject: Art, Design and Photography

Level: 2

Start Date: 04 September 2023

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

1 Year


Level 2

Who is it for

Do you love to draw, and create visually exciting pieces of work, but want to develop your knowledge and skills in other areas of art and design? This course will do exactly that! You will be introduced to other subjects such as graphics, fashion design, fine art and 3D design, making this course a great practical step between GCSEs and Level 3 BTEC qualifications.

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event, details will be provided upon application.

What will I need

4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above and must include English and Maths. Should entry requirements not be met we are open to review an applicant's grades/achievements on an individual basis and take into account creative ability.

What is covered

This course has a strong practical focus with you developing your skills, understanding and knowledge of art and design. You will explore ideas and concepts, different drawing techniques and research and learn the theoretical aspects of art. You can also target your skills and interests through specialist units such as; sculpture, painting, fashion and textiles, fine art and 3D design.

You will also engage with work experience, which will take the form of placement
hours with an employer, or through live briefs.

How is the course assessed

Assessment is continuous by observation and presentation of practical work and graded against specific criteria. You are also assessed through assignments and a final major project.

What can this course lead to

This course is excellent preparation to help you move on to level 3 art and design
subjects (e.g. general art and design, graphics and photography) providing
you achieve a Merit at Level 2 Art and Design and the English and maths you are
currently studying.

Are there any additional costs

There may be costs involved for lockers and sketch books, gallery and exhibition
trips. All learners should have a basic art kit which they can add to throughout the
year. A list of recommended materials and equipment will be provided as a guide.

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