UAL Art and Design Diploma Level 2

Subject Area Art and Design
Course Type 16-18, College
Qualification Level 2
Start Date September 2021
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UAL Art and Design Diploma Level 2

If you are a creative and curious person, this course will help you explore your talents and transform them into a career. The Art and Design Level 2 Diploma is all about taking your initial ideas and helping you express them in a creative way. You’ll consider a range of artistic disciplines, as you discover where your creative strength lies.

The course is a mix of practical and theoretical learning, shaping your skills for a career in the arts. Directed by experienced artists and designers, you’ll be learning from professionals who have enjoyed successful careers because of their creative passion and expertise.

Our specialist studios and digital facilities will introduce you to a range of materials and techniques. We create a friendly and supportive environment, so you can test your creative limits and step out of your comfort zone. By doing this, you’ll develop your own creative approach, preparing you well for future study and your career.

At the end of the course, you’ll have a portfolio of dynamic and diverse work. We encourage you to explore your creative instincts, learning how to present and realise your ideas. With this knowledge, you will be ready to develop more advanced techniques on the Art and Design Level 3 Diploma. From here, you can move forward in any direction you like. Many of our students continue their studies at foundation and degree level. Others go into the industry through an apprenticeship programme. Whatever you choose, our support team and teaching staff will guide you in your decision. All that matters during this course is that you discover your passion we’re here to help you turn that into a career.

Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You will be required to have achieved Maths at Level 1
  • You will be required to have achieved English at Level 1
  • You will need to have achieved a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade 3(D) or above
  • You will need to present a portfolio of your work
  • You should have a genuine interest in this subject
What will I learn?
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  • A range of artistic techniques, including: fine art; graphic design; photography; fashion and textiles; animation; 3D design; and ceramics

  • A mix of traditional and digital creative skills

  • The ability to develop a personal project from concept to product

  • Fashion and textiles

  • How to showcase your work through exhibitions and live projects

  • Where your creative passion lies and how to take that forward

  • The ability to develop a personal project from concept to product

Course Applications

Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).

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LocationPaignton Campus
DatesSeptember 2021

This course costs: £

If you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.

This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).

You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.

To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.


“I chose to study the Foundation in Art and Design course and specialised in Photography. College gives you a lot more freedom, the lessons are structured more professionally which gives you an idea of what it will be like at university. I would really recommend this course if you want to grow as a designer."Alfie Reddy

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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