This course is designed to be both informative and enjoyable. You will learn a range of art and design skills to include drawing, painting and 2d process. You will also learn about the work of practicing artists. The course is aimed at students who have a real enthusiasm for art and design and who wish to improve their portfolio of artwork to progress onto a level 3 course.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

Course Progression:
Upon successful completion of the course, you could progress onto the BTEC L3 Subsidiary Diploma in Art & Design which covers a range of specialist career paths all of which cover a further two years of study or to employment / further training in an art and design field. If over 18 and completing the BTEC L2 Diploma with Functional skills you could apply to the BTEC L3 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design which is a one year course.

Depending on your choices for progression to higher-level courses some of the professions you might consider working and studying towards in the future are:
• Graphics
• Illustration
• Digital Media
• Textiles
• Fine Art
• Printmaking
• Sculpture
• Painting
• Photography
• Film Studies
• Fashion

What jobs can I get? 

The course is taught in the brand new million pound North Light Centre for Art and Design.

This new building has industry-standard Apple Mac suites, drawing and painting studios, specialist fashion and textiles studios and a photography studio. You will also have access to the Learning Resource Centre at North Road, which holds an extensive selection of art, design and photography books and IT facilities. There is also a Study Advice Centre for additional support with your course as well as an active Student Union programme offering a number of social events.

These facilities will support you in your future career progression in either worked-based training, progression to a higher course or employment.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You will require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A*-D including English and maths grades 9-3 (formerly A*-D) and science for some programmes. Alternatively, successful completion of a relevant Level 1 qualification and have achieved a Level 1 Functional Skill in English and maths.

What about work experience? 

All students will be encouraged to complete 5 days of work experience while on the course. 

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
AJN2FD002D 06/09/2021 £75.00 N/A N/A

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Course content

Course Content 

 This is a broad-based, practical course that provides the opportunity for students to develop and expand their skills and understanding within the following areas of study

Graphic Design
Digital Design
Drawing/Illustration
Surface Design
2D/3D Design

Throughout the course, you will study Functional Skills in English and Maths. You will have opportunities to visit 1 art and design exhibition, museum or gallery related to various aspects of projects within the course. You will also have regular weekly tutorials. You will be continuously assessed through your course work which includes practical, written and timed assignments. You may possibly get the opportunities to work on realistic workplace situations, activities and live briefs. Throughout the course, you will be creating a portfolio of work which will culminate in an end of year portfolio presentation.

More info

Start Day/Time 

Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at interview or enrolment.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

Level 2 Diploma

Awarding Body 

University Arts London

Curriculum Area 

Creative Industries - Art and Design

More about the course 

You will have access to The College's virtual learning environment, Moodle, which can be accessed from any computer with internet access (at home, libraries or college) to submit assignments, coursework and download course materials and handouts etc.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

Level 2 Diploma

Awarding Body 

University Arts London