Art and Design Level 2

The Level 2 UAL Diploma in Art and Design provides an introductory experience which will help you to develop practical and research skills, improve confidence and learn about progression opportunities in art and design.

***Applications for full-time courses to start in September 2022 are open now!***

We want to make sure you have the best chance of securing a place with us. All full-time applications received by 31st of January 2022 will be guaranteed a place at Colchester Institute, subject to you satisfying the published entry requirements. We still accept applications after this date but may not be able to guarantee you a place on your chosen programme.

Application for this course are made by the ‘Apply Online’ buttons located in the menu further down the page.

If you are looking to start, or are a parent/guardian of a learner looking to start in September 2022, then bookings for our popular January Open Events are also open.

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What Will I Learn?

Your studies will provide you with a basic introduction to drawing, painting, sculpture and various approaches to design. With access to art and design workshops and studios you will learn through experimentation using a broad range of 2D and 3D processes. Projects will help you to gain a contextual understanding of art and design and support you to make and articulate personal connections and interpretations. You will have the opportunity to improve your communication and presentation skills through taking part in group activities and student exhibitions.

The course will enable you to make informed choices with regard to a career in the Creative Arts sector. Alongside your main programme, you will also engage in activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills to enhance your progression to the next level of education or to employment.

Course Content

Art and Design Level 2 Diploma – Course Content

  • Materials, Processes and Technical Skills
  • Contextual Research
  • Drawing Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Solving 2D, 3D and time-based Creative Problems
  • Developing and Producing a Personal Project
Entry Requirements
  • 4 GCSEs (9-3), including English and Maths plus an Art and Design subject, or satisfactory results (Merit/Distinction) in a relevant Level 1 qualification
  • An interview with a portfolio of artwork
Course Progression

Upon successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma course, you will be eligible to progress on to courses such as; Art and Design UAL Diploma Level 3, Graphic Communication UAL Extended Diploma Level 3, UAL Extended Diploma in Photography Level 3, Interactive Media and Games Level 3, or the UAL Extended Diploma in Fashion and Textiles Level 3.

How to make an Application – Watch our video guide!

We have also prepared a step-by-step video guide – please view this video which will guide you through the application process.

Art and Design Level 2
Qualification: UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design
LevelLevel 2
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £2,976


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