Art and Design Level 2 Diploma

Art and Design Level 2 Diploma

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Deepen your knowledge of art and design practice and theory. Build your art portfolio exploring traditional art techniques such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and textiles.

Explore these traditional visual arts techniques and explore visual design and the creative industries.

Successful students progress from here onto Level 3 pathways such as Photography, Graphic Design, Art & Design, Textiles or to our Print and Packaging apprenticeships.

Duration 1 year
Study mode Full Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Quarry Hill Campus
Course code 73829-01
Fee 16 - 18: no fee. 19+ £1,428 (19+ fee subject to change)

What you learn

Course themes:

• Contextual references in art and design

• 2D visual communication

• 3D visual communication

• Using ideas to explore, develop and produce art and design

• Building an art and design portfolio

• Working in the art and design industry

• Students also study two specialist units: visual arts and graphic design briefs


Benefits / Skills you will develop

Understanding of Art & Design with some digital media giving you progression opportunities at Level 3 in our Art & Design, Graphic Design, Computer Games, Photography, Web and App Development and Creative Media courses. 

How you will be assessed

The course is assessed by a variety of methods including: projects, assignments, presentations and course work. Some of these are internally assessed whilst others will be externally assessed via exams or external tasks.

You will be given assignments for the units studied. Your tutors will assess your work on a regular basis through classroom formative assessment of sketchbooks and ideas. A final mark, Pass/Merit/Distinction, will be awarded on the completion of each unit. The two specialist units will be assessed during a controlled assessment period. 


Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

The course runs at our Quarry Hill Campus in a range of art and digital studios.

Entry requirements

If you are part of the new grading system for GCSE we would see Grades 3 as the equivalent of a Grade D in this offer.

Students will need to have passed at least 4 grade Ds at GCSE including English.

Upon a successful application you will be invited to an interview. You will be asked to bring some previous work which demonstrates your experience and interest in art and design so far. 


What's next

The Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design is designed to give students a wide range of experience in the art and design field. Successful students will be able to progress onto higher level courses. Students need to achieve at least 4 Merits to be considered for the Level 3 Art & Design, Computer Games, Web & App Development, Photography, Graphic Design and Creative Media.

Campus Locations

Quarry Hill Campus

Playhouse Square
West Yorkshire
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.9 MilesWebsite