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Art, Design and Media, UAL Diploma
What will I do on this course?
The Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design provides an opportunity to experiment with a range of different disciplines within an art and design pathway. You will work with a wide range of art and design materials, techniques, and processes in our subject-specialist studios and workshops with the introduction of contextual studies.
This course will support you to identify your personal strengths and your area of interest for progression to study at Level 3.
As part of this study programme you will develop your maths and English skills, attend tutorials and Individual Development (ID) or Future Academy. You will also complete a work placement or extended industry placement. All aspects of your study programme will be discussed at your interview.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through practical projects in studios and workshops, and written assignments.
What could I do after this course?
You could progress to a creative Level 3 Extended Diploma.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 9-2 with at least two at grade 4, or a qualifying Level 1 qualification, plus a strong portfolio of work and a successful interview.
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What our students say
Bethan Saunders, A Level - Art and Design, Media and Photography
“The course gave me freedom to explore my creativity”
A Levels: Art, Media, Photography
What next? Bethan achieved A*, A, B and will progress onto the UAL Foundation Art and Design degree at University Centre Weston.