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Diploma in Art and Design - Level 2

Overview

This is an exciting practical programme for those who are interested in exploring a wide range of art and design activities and considering employment or further study in art and design.

This course of study provides you with the opportunity to develop creative and technical art and design skills, to work with a wide variety of media and materials and to develop an appreciation of art and design in a broad context.

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Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs with at least 3 points (grade D) supported by a minimum of a Level 1 literacy qualification or appropriate equivalent; or
  • An appropriate Level 1 qualification with a merit grade.
  • A portfolio of evidence which demonstrates your creativity

Applicants progressing from Level 1 must be able to show evidence of a high level of commitment, and demonstrate an ability to work effectively.

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20191 yr(s)1941A1FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

One year.

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How will I be assessed?

Assessment is carried out internally by the course tutors. Coursework is continually assessed on completion of projects and assignments. All assessment is subject to external moderation.

What will I study?

You will complete two core units, two optional units and two specialist units.

Specialist units could include:

  • Graphic design
  • Fashion textiles
  • 3D design and crafts
  • Crafts
  • 2D drawing, painting and printing
  • Photography

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

How do I apply?

Apply online

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Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2018

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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