Art & Design Level 2

Start Date
Course Course
Design & Visual Arts
Hillsborough Campus

About this Course

This course introduces you to the dynamic area of art and design, building on the knowledge and skills acquired at Level 1.

Key Units

Key Areas of Study

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Print-making
  • 3D work
  • Ceramics
  • Fashion and textiles

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grades A* - D / grade 3 or above (or acceptable alternatives); including English Language and an art-related subject or portfolio of art work.


The work is by continual assessment but you will also be graded on each project and a pass must be achieved to continue to the next stage. At the end of the course you will undertake a final project which concludes in a final grade and your work exhibited in an end of year show.

Where does this Lead

Successful completion of this course with good attendance and punctuality and tutor recommendation can lead to one of our Art and Design BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma courses or an appropriate alternative.

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Will this course suit me?
An ideal student for this course is one who is motivated with a desire to learn and express their ideas visually. As the course is assessed partly by coursework you need to have good time management skills and be able to work to targets and deadlines.

Qualification Title
UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design. 
UAL Award: University of the Arts London; a highly respected qualification for the creative arts nationally and internationally.

Extra Costs

Students are required to provide their own basic equipment as well as pay a studio fee of approximately £50 towards the cost of materials provided by the college and you are expected to contribute towards the cost of trips and visits.

You may be entitled to help with these costs and anything else you need to buy for your course from the college’s Learner Support Fund.  

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