Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||English Bridge Campus|
|Start date||4 September 2023|
|Course code||FLR2AND (2324)|
Who is it for?
This is an exciting and varied programme and provides a nationally recognised qualification designed to equip individuals with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in the field of Art and Design. After completion of the course students would normally progress onto a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design, Fashion or Multimedia, some students may seek employment.
You will need a minimum of two GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including Art & Design.
What does the course involve?
This course solely focuses on developing your artistic skills. Throughout the course, you’ll work on a range of exciting and inspiring topics in many different ways, and it will help broaden your knowledge.
We offer a friendly environment to work in, and our teachers have dedicated Art specialists who will help you develop your ideas and inspire you.
A broad introduction to gain skills and understanding of visual language across a range of disciplines - producing, photography, print, drawing and painting techniques, 3D design and textiles, as you build a portfolio of work. You will be expected to develop an awareness of classic and contemporary art and design practices and influences.
How is the course assessed?
You will be required to submit six units of coursework for assessment throughout the year, and grades are awarded at the end of each assignment, subject to internal and external moderation processes. An external examiner verifies summative assessment at the end of the course.
How much does it cost?
Students have to provide their own materials and a contribution towards educational visits may be requested.
You can go onto one of the Level 3 Art, Design, Fashion or Photography courses that we offer at the English Bridge Campus. These 2-year courses will provide you with the opportunity to continue to develop your artistic skills in the direction that you would like. Any one of these Level 3 courses will provide you with a firm grounding for various careers in the creative industries or allow you to continue your studies at the higher education level.
There are chances to visit exhibitions and galleries across the UK with opportunities for trips to Graduate Fashion Week, New Designers in London, Tate Liverpool, the V&A, and Tate Modern.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study such as A Levels via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design
Previous school: Bishop's Castle Community College
I was originally applying for A Levels but thought it would be better to just do a solely Art focused course. I love the range of topics we cover in Level 3, we approach art in so many different ways – it broadens our knowledge. It is a friendly environment to work in and the teachers are open-minded and help with inspiration and developing your ideas. I am going to the University of Brighton to study 3D Design & Craft and would eventually like to work in 3D design and education.
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design
Previous school: Priory School
Art is the subject that I felt most passionate about and I wanted to study it as a vocational course because I felt A Levels were not for me. I work on art whenever I can, at College and at home. I especially love working with charcoal and I was given the freedom to use this medium often.
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Photography
Previous school: Llanfylin High School
My Mum is an Illustrator and my love of photography began when taking photos for her. This course is brilliant with amazing equipment and the freedom to be creative. The College is also in a great location– being so close to town is helpful for all our photo shoots. We get the opportunity to go on loads of gallery trips, which are so educational and inspirational. My work has actually been in Wolverhampton Gallery after a teacher put it forward. I will be going to UWE Bristol to study Photography in 2020, but next year I will be travelling around India with my camera. I would love to eventually work in documentary or fashion photography.
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