Art and Design Level 2 Diploma UAL
Faculty of Art and Design
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Art and Design Level 2 - UAL Diploma - Level 2 Centre for Creative Industries 1 year

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This course is for you if you are interested in, good at and perhaps considering a career in art and design. This course will help you to develop your art and design skills, as well as building your study skills in preparation for progression to Level 3.

You will be required to meet deadlines, work independently and have enthusiasm for the arts. Your course work will be assessed regularly. There are no exams for this course.

What topics will I study?

Most of the work is practical. You will have the opportunity to work in a range of different media and processes for example, painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and graphics. The intention is to enable you to develop your knowledge and skills while producing a very personal portfolio of work.

  • Spend your time working on a variety of practical projects investigating a wide range of materials and techniques in both 2D and 3D disciplines
  • Study the work of other artists and designers, supported by written and practical work
  • Enhance your research skills through trips to galleries, museums, and specialist workshops
  • Develop a personal portfolio, culminating in exhibiting your work at the Summer Show

What experiences will I get?

You will enhance your research skills through trips to galleries, museums and specialist workshops.

What are the entry requirements?

English and maths entry requirements: If you don't have a grade 4 in English language and maths, you will be required to study for this alongside your course.

Plus standard entry requirements: Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, or equivalent.

Subject specific entry requirements: GCSE art and design at grade 3 or above. You should have an interest in and be committed to studying art and design. You will have to present a portfolio at your interview.

What can I study alongside this course?

This course is studied on its own and cannot be combined with other courses.

What facilities are there?

The Art and Design Faculty has  numerous art studios, a print workshop, a ceramics workshop, a 3D workshop, photographic darkrooms, fashion and textile workspace, IT rooms with industry standard software eg: Photoshop, Flash, Motion, Stop Motion Pro and Final Cut Pro software on PCs and Macs.

What can the course lead on to?

A Merit or Distinction, plus a pass in Level 2 Functional Skills or GCSE English, could enable you to go on to study a Level 3 course, consider another Level 2 course in a related field or you may look to take up an Apprenticeship.

Are there any additional costs?

The college will provide some materials and equipment. There is a material and equipment fee of £60 payable at enrolment at the beginning of the course. Other additional material costs may be approximately £20 per term. Day trips to galleries and other places of interest usually cost between £25-30.




This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course). For any fee-related queries or further information, please contact the Advice and Recruitment Team on 01392 400444.

College Prospectus

UAL Progression Partnership
Exeter College is delighted to announce that it has been chosen by University of the Arts London Awarding Body to be one of their Progression Partnership Colleges. Exeter College is one of 10 partners who have been initially selected to take part in this pilot.

"The progression partnership agreement is designed to facilitate student applications from institutions with high quality further education provision to courses at University of the Arts London" says Nick Juba, UAL Awarding Body Director.

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course news

In 2013, the Faculty of Art and Design opened ‘The Yard' art gallery in the Centre for the Creative Industries. The gallery has a rolling programme of work throughout the year; exhibitions have a mixture of work generated at the college, exhibitions in collaboration with our creative partners from around the region and showcases of regional and national artists.

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