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Art and Design

Course Code: AD2
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Award, Diploma
  • Awarding body: UAL
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Full-time
  • Time of day: Daytime

What's it all about?

Do you want to explore your artistic side? Or maybe you already have a flair for art and design and you want to take the first steps to turning your passion into a career? This course could be perfect for you! It starts with an introduction to artistic materials and quickly progresses to advanced techniques in drawing, textiles, sculpture, and much more. You’ll be able to show of your talent at an end of year exhibition where you and your fellow students can showcase your creations.


Course information

This course includes the following subjects:

  • introduction to materials, processes and skills in art and design
  • introduction to contextual research in art and design
  • introduction to drawing skills
  • introduction to communication skills in art and design
  • solving 2D and 3D creative problems
  • developing and producing a personal project in art and design.


In order to be successful on this course, you should have one or more of the following;

  • GCSEs in English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above (if you do not have these qualification but have a good portfolio of existing work, you are still be able to apply)
  • a level 1 qualification in art and design
  • a passion for art.


There are no exams. You will be assessed on coursework which will consist of practical work, Q and A session and presentations. There will be a small amount of written work.

On successful completion of this course, you may progress to;

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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