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Art & Design Level 2

Level 2 Applied Courses

This exciting one-year Art course is a great opportunity to explore and expand your art and design skills. The focus of the learning will be on developing the skills that will enable you to confidently carry out contemporary practice and to work professionally and safely as a creative person.  You will work on structured project based design briefs in fine art, fashion and textiles, photography, illustration, graphics and surface pattern. 

Working as part of a cohesive group, receiving tutorial support and study skills assistance from our specialist staff, you will build the foundations to enable you to be successful on a Level 3 study programme.


Course Content

Art and Design includes many different fields, including graphic design, photography, illustration, painting, fashion and textiles, leading to many career opportunities. This course will introduce you to the basic elements of art and design, giving you an insight in to the range of specialisms on offer, while developing your own skills, experience and general knowledge.

You will be given the opportunity to take part in our popular research trips and use photography techniques like ‘Shoot from the hip’, to gather reference materials for inspiration and design ideas.

You will participate in regular tutorials designed to support you through the course and equip you with the skills needed to progress. Tutorial themes will include portfolio preparation and writing personal statements.


  • 100% Coursework
  • Exam Board: OCR

Special Features

Trips available to you will include visits to London and Cambridge based galleries and an international trip to Paris.

You will be given access to fully equipped spacious studios which include a mac suite and a photographic darkroom.


Entry Requirements

  • At least 4 GCSE’s at Grade 3 including GCSE English.
  • Students who have not achieved a Grade 4 in GCSE English and/or GCSE Maths must retake these as part of their study programme.

Please note; you may be required to pay course costs towards your study on this course. Please click here for a full list of 2021/2022 course costs. 

After Long Road

The Level 2 Art and Design Diploma can lead to employment within the design field or entry onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design.

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