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Art & Design

Level 2 Applied Courses

Art and Design includes many different fields, including graphic design, photography, illustration, fashion and textiles—so there are many career options available. This course will introduce you to the basic elements of art and design, giving you an insight into the range of specialisms on offer, while developing your own skills, experience and general knowledge. You will also retake Mathematics and English GCSE if you did not achieve a Grade 4 or above in these.

Please note; may be required to pay course costs towards your study on this course. Please click here for a full list of 2020 Course Costs.

You will also retake Mathematics and English GCSE if you did not achieve a Grade 4 or above in these.

Course Content

This fun 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. 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

Special Features

You will be given the opportunity to take part in our popular research trips which 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 GCSEs at Grade 3.
  • Students who have not achieved a Grade 4 in GCSE English and/or GCSE Maths must retake these as part of their study programme.
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