Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design

Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design

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Course Structure

Our Level 2 BTEC Art and Design Skills course is an excellent foundation introduction to art. This course is aimed at learners to help develop their artistic skill set and help them identify what they are passionate about. During the course we will build your confidence in a wide range of art and design skills through a series of workshops. These workshops will help you develop your ideas independently and create a comprehensive portfolio of work. This portfolio will showcase your artistic abilities and can be used for further studies in art and design.

Our course aims to develop your creative skills using a broad range of materials, including:

  • Drawing and painting
  • Printmaking
  • Textiles
  • Photography
  • Sculpture and 3D Design

You will be encouraged to develop your ideas independently while exploring the work of other artists and designers. Additionally, the course includes the study of GCSE English and Maths.

What Will You Do?

Throughout the course, you will engage in a wide range of creative activities such as:

  • Drawing: Learn the fundamentals of drawing, including techniques for observation and representation.
  • Painting: Experiment with different painting mediums and styles to express your creativity.
  • Mixed Media: Combine various materials and techniques to create unique art pieces.
  • Graphic Design: Develop basic graphic design skills and learn how to communicate visually.
  • Printmaking: Explore different printmaking techniques to produce original prints.
  • Ceramics: Learn the basics of working with clay and other ceramic materials.
  • Sculpture: Create three-dimensional works using a variety of sculptural methods.

A key part of the learning programme involves research using internet and library resources. You will study the work of other artists to inform and inspire your own creations.

Progression

Many of our learners following the completion of this course go on to our Level 3 courses where they can choose to specialise in the following courses

  • Art and Graphics
  • Photography
  • Fashion and Textiles
  • 3D Architecture and Interior Design

Our Level 3 programs are the equivalent to 3 A-Levels and learners need to have achieved a grade 4 for English and Maths in order to progress.

Exhibitions and Trips

You will have the opportunity to exhibit your work in a public exhibition at the end of the year. This provides a platform to showcase your talents and gain feedback from a wider audience.

In addition to studio-based activities, you will participate in trips and visits related to your projects. These experiences will enrich your understanding and provide real-world context to your studies.

Course Structure

Our Level 2 BTEC Art and Design Skills course is an excellent foundation introduction to art. This course is aimed at learners to help develop their artistic skill set and help them identify what they are passionate about. During the course we will build your confidence in a wide range of art and design skills through a series of workshops. These workshops will help you develop your ideas independently and create a comprehensive portfolio of work. This portfolio will showcase your artistic abilities and can be used for further studies in art and design.

Our course aims to develop your creative skills using a broad range of materials, including:

  • Drawing and painting
  • Printmaking
  • Textiles
  • Photography
  • Sculpture and 3D Design

You will be encouraged to develop your ideas independently while exploring the work of other artists and designers. Additionally, the course includes the study of GCSE English and Maths.

What Will You Do?

Throughout the course, you will engage in a wide range of creative activities such as:

  • Drawing: Learn the fundamentals of drawing, including techniques for observation and representation.
  • Painting: Experiment with different painting mediums and styles to express your creativity.
  • Mixed Media: Combine various materials and techniques to create unique art pieces.
  • Graphic Design: Develop basic graphic design skills and learn how to communicate visually.
  • Printmaking: Explore different printmaking techniques to produce original prints.
  • Ceramics: Learn the basics of working with clay and other ceramic materials.
  • Sculpture: Create three-dimensional works using a variety of sculptural methods.

A key part of the learning programme involves research using internet and library resources. You will study the work of other artists to inform and inspire your own creations.

Progression

Many of our learners following the completion of this course go on to our Level 3 courses where they can choose to specialise in the following courses

  • Art and Graphics
  • Photography
  • Fashion and Textiles
  • 3D Architecture and Interior Design

Our Level 3 programs are the equivalent to 3 A-Levels and learners need to have achieved a grade 4 for English and Maths in order to progress.

Exhibitions and Trips

You will have the opportunity to exhibit your work in a public exhibition at the end of the year. This provides a platform to showcase your talents and gain feedback from a wider audience.

In addition to studio-based activities, you will participate in trips and visits related to your projects. These experiences will enrich your understanding and provide real-world context to your studies.

You will need:
4 GCSEs at Grade 3 (D in the old grade structure) or above including one in a creative subject, one in English or maths. A relevant Level 1 qualification with GCSE/Level 1 in English & maths.

You will need to demonstrate a curiosity in art and design and an interest in exploring a range of creative skills and ideas.

A portfolio of your work is required for presentation at interview.

This course is free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 2 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:
1st year course fee £1,286; Exam Fee £134

Loans & assistance are available from Student Services

Course Details

Length of study:
1 year

Starting:
September

Term dates

Study campus:
City

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 2

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