The Art & Design Level 2 Diploma is an opportunity for students who wish to study a broad-based course leading to a specialism in this field. It is a practical course supported by written research into related historical and contemporary Art and Design movements and practice. It includes trips to local and national galleries as well as utilising opportunities to exhibit their work. Students will be supported to develop their Art and Design skills to the Level 2 body of qualifications to progress onto a Level 3 programme. It is an ideal course for those aiming to progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design.
Students study 6 units over one year. There is one compulsory unit which explores the work of artists and designers along with further units including 2D, 3D, photography, graphics, textiles and fine art work.
At least 2 GCSEs graded 4-9 or A*-C, English GCSE at least grade D/3 and be able to demonstrate a keen interest in Art and Design either through previous study or independent work evidenced by a portfolio.