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Art and Design, Digital Media – UAL Level 2 Diploma


Level 2



Type of study

School Leavers




1 Year

The Art and Design Level 2 course will introduce you to a variety of creative skills to explore and develop across a broad range of art and design subjects. You will develop skills in creativity, problem solving and communicating your ideas and the ideas of others as well as the ability to work independently and within a team. These are all key skills that will support progression on to a career in the creative industries.  

You will be introduced to a wide range of 2D and 3D materials and processes including Fine Art, Sculpture, Graphics, Fashionand Printmaking. It is vital that you are open minded and are willing to explore new concepts. As well as making, you will have an opportunity to research and respond to the history and context or art and design to help inspire your own work. At the end of the course you will create your own art and design portfolio to support you towards personal progression. 

You will be assessed at the end of each unit and graded as pass, merit or distinction. You will also have the opportunity to study GCSE Graphic Design and Photography – find out more in our GCSE section. 

Four GCSEs at grade 3, including English


This course will introduce you to a variety of creative skills to explore and develop across a broad range of art and design and creative digital subjects.

You will cover the following units: Introduction into Specialist Pathways, Communicating Ideas in 2D / 3D, Creative Project in Art and Design (externally set assignment), Developing an Art and Design Portfolio.


The course is made up of 4 units; 3 internally assessed and 1 externally assessed. Work is externally moderated in June. 


You will be able to progress on to our Level 3 or A Level Art and Design subjects (you will need to get a minimum of a merit to progress).  Also, there are opportunities available for apprenticeships in the creative sector 


A studio fee and kit list is set in August of each year for each course. They can be purchased from the College via the online College shop. There may be print costs throughout the year depending on projects. The College has support funds available for those students who have difficulty meeting the costs. 


You will study the work of a wide range of artists and you will have the opportunity to take part in visits to both national and international art galleries. We expect you to want to participate in seeing works of art at first-hand rather than via the internet. 


Open plan studios with access to a range of 2D and 3D materials and equipment.