What do I learn?
You study these units of work over the year::
• Unit 1: Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills in art and design
• Unit 2: Introduction to contextual research in art and design
• Unit 3: Introduction to drawing skills
• Unit 4: Introduction to communication skills in art and design
• Unit 5: Solving 2D creative problems
• Unit 6: Solving 3D creative problems
• Unit 7: Solving time-based creative problems
And either of the following:
• Unit 8: Developing and producing a personal project in art and design at Level 2
• Unit 9: Developing and producing a personal project in art and design at Level 3
What do I gain?
Over the year you will work on a variety of different projects, delivered through a combination of practical project work, specialist workshops and lectures.
In addition you will develop English and Maths and entrepreneurial skills through live projects and enterprise activities.
Students should take responsibility for a significant amount of self-directed study. This will allow you to build a portfolio of work suitable for progression on to a Level 3 course or employment. You will also develop professional skills in presentation techniques.
What do I need?
Applicants for a Level 2 programme will normally have:
• at least 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above and/or a completed Level 1 award
• GCSEs to include English and Maths at Grade D or above or Level 1 Functional Skills qualifications
• the willingness to study for an additional qualification in English and/or Maths
If you are interested in a Level 2 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider please contact us with your details.
Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.
What can I do next?
The course is designed to give you a broad base of knowledge and experience to prepare you for employment or for progression onto one of our Level 3 pathways in either, art and design, fashion and clothing, graphic design or photography.
What else do I need to know?
Learning activities include specialist workshops and practical sessions as well as talks and discussions.
You will be set practical assignments to complete that reflect professional practice. Emphasis is placed on working and learning with others. You also need to be able to work independently and take responsibility for your own learning.
Throughout the course you are also required to complete additional tasks, including research, on your home study days.