You will study a range of Art and Design techniques including:

• Observational drawing
• Two dimensional work
• Three dimensional work
• Photography
• Ceramics
• Art History
• Portfolio building 

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General entry criteria for a Level 2 Diploma applies. 

This is a one year course during which 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 & Design processes. You will explore the work of professional artists and designers to in 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. 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 is much to cover in one year. Therefore you need to be motivated, eager to learn new skills and organise your time well in order to meet deadlines. 

The course is assessed through the completion of coursework assignments graded at pass, merit or distinction. One unit is set externally and assessed/moderated externally.

On successful completion of this course you can progress on to a Level 3 BTEC programme in Art and Design or on to other Level 3 BTEC courses. The BTEC Level 2 in Art and Design will prepare you for these progression opportunities in terms of structuring and achieving a consistent quality of work and capably organising your unit portfolio. 

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