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Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs with at least 2 at Grade D/3 or completion of a Level 1 course.

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Full time

 

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Duration

1 academic year

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Key features and Benefits

  • Showcase your artistic talents in our Annual End of Year Show, the National Festival of Making, Origins Festival and Embankment Galleries London
  • Benefit from our UAL School and College Network with University of the Arts, London
  • Learn from tutors, many of whom are practicing artists who exhibit their work nationally and internationally
  • Work with employers on live briefs to create promotional and corporate artwork that will nuture your freelance skills

This Level 2 Art & Design course is a work related qualification ideally suited to learners who wish to develop their general Art and Design skills

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Overview

This Level 2 Art & Design course is a work related qualification ideally suited to learners who wish to develop their general Art and Design skills, with a view to moving on to a higher level specialist course, in a range of subjects including Photography, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Textiles and Fashion Design or Media.

What will I study?

The course consists of 8 units in total that initially introduce learners to a range of materials, processes and technical skills used in a range of art and design projects and also to research for art and design ideas development. In the middle section of the course, learners are challenged to develop ideas and create finished work in 2 dimensions (eg drawing, textiles, graphics, and photography), 3 dimensions (eg ceramics, sculpture or ideas for the design of 3d products) and time based problems (eg animation, video or time lapse photography). This stage encourages learners to think about what they are good at before producing a specialist option final project response to a tutor set assignment. Learners can specialise in graphics, textiles, fashion, 3D, interiors or time base media. This is in preparation to more in depth study at level 3.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs with at least 2 at Grade D/3 or completion of a Level 1 course.

What can I do next?

After completing the Level 2 Course, you may wish to move onto full time employment or apprenticeship.

You could also choose one of the following Level 3 courses:

  • Art and Design (UAL)
  • Game Art and Concepts (UAL)
  • Graphic Design (UAL)
  • Photography (UAL)
  • Textiles, Fashion and Design (UAL)
  • Art and Design Foundation Diploma (UAL)

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Career Options

Advertising Art Director

Art directors or 'creatives' design the visuals for eye-catching advertising campaigns. If you have imagination and a flair for art and design there could be opportunities for you in this career.

You’ll need to be a good communicator and work well in a team. Resilience will help you deal with the feedback you get on your work and give you the ability to work to tight deadlines.

Your creativity and ability in art and design are the most important things to many employers. However, most new art directors have studied design and have an HND or degree in graphic design, advertising design, illustration or fine art.?

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