Art & Design Level 2

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pinLancaster & Morecambe College
Start date: 07/09/2020

The Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design are designed to provide an introduction to art and design. It has been developed to support students who would benefit from a more practical approach to learning, providing them with transferrable skills, knowledge and self-confidence to enable them to progress to further art and design education and employment within the creative industries.

Who is this Course for?

This course is designed for 16-18 year old and will be delivered as a study programme which includes math and English where applicable and work experience. The course will include a substantial amount of careers related learning designed to support progression to the suitable next step, this could include educational trips, employability skills and employer encounters such as guest speakers.

What progression and career opportunities will I gain?

The course leads onto the UAL Awarding Body Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design and is designed to offer you a choice of routes into higher education or employment.

What are the entry requirements for the course?

4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or higher including Maths or English OR a Level 1 related qualification at Merit or Distinction PLUS grade D/3 or higher in Maths or


You should also have a good portfolio of work.

Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.

What does the course involve?

You will study the following mandatory units:

• Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills in art & design

• Introduction to contextual research in art and design

• Introduction to drawing skills

• Introduction to communication skills in art and design

• Solving 2D creative problems

• Solving 3D creative problems

• Solving time-based creative problems

• Developing and producing a personal project in art and design

These units offer an introduction to the principles of drawing, visual research and design processes. You will have access to a range of workshops with specialist artists/tutors working in a variety of two and three dimensional materials and media, as well as the well-equipped computer suite. The course will involve visits to galleries and exhibitions, opportunities to meet practising artists and short field trips. You will be working alongside other students from the surrounding area, some mature students and those embarking on higher level courses. This combines to create the exciting and visually stimulating working atmosphere of the Art and Design Department. All students aged 16-19 are required to study functional English and maths qualifications or GCSE Maths and/or English if not already awarded a GCSE grade C/4 or higher in these subjects. Students aged 19+ are strongly encouraged to take relevant maths and English qualifications to support progression to further or higher education, training or employment.

How will I be Assessed?

This course is continuously assessed using a range of methods including coursework, projects, assignments and portfolio presentation.

What qualification will I get?

On completion of this course you will receive UAL Awarding Body Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design.

What do I do Next?

For information, advice and guidance or to apply please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306

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