This popular one year course provides an inspiring introduction to the world of Art and Design. You will explore the work of professional artists and designers to influence your own ideas and inspire your own work and development. You will explore the work of other contemporary/historical artists and designers through gallery visits and book and internet based research. You will explore the visual language of artists as well as presenting research gathered from various sources. Topics include:

-             Observational drawing 

-             Two dimensional work 

-             Three dimensional work 

-             Photography 

-             Ceramics 

-             Art History 

-             Portfolio building 


The course is assessed through the completion of coursework assignments 

Standard requirements for Level 2 Diploma

You will explore and develop a range of techniques (including drawing, graphic design and mixed media) in order to create your own artwork and will develop an understanding of how art is used commercially. This is an intense course as there you will complete up to 8 units; 4 of these are core units, and one unit is externally set and taken in supervised, timed conditions. You will develop a creative portfolio of work that demonstrates your understanding of Art and Design processes.


It is important that you are motivated, eager to learn new skills and that you can organise your time well in order to meet deadlines. 

On successful completion of this course you can progress on to a Level 3 BTEC programme such as Games Design or Creative Media. This qualification will prepare you for these progression opportunities in terms of structuring and achieving a consistent quality of work and ensuring that you can organise your unit portfolio. 

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