Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design
Duration: 1 Year
Start Date: September 2024
End Date: June 2025
Type: Full Time
Tutor: Joanne Shand
Course Fees: --
The UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design has been developed to provide students with an interest in art and design with the opportunity to explore the materials, methods and processes that support art and design activities, and develop related technical skills, knowledge and behaviour, that links closely to the creative industries.
The qualifications draw upon established approaches to teaching, learning and assessment that are successfully proven to appeal to and engage students seeking practical study over a more academic study route.
The qualification structure provides a linked introduction to the broad context within which art and design activity sits.
Key features of this course include; student centred, no exams, multidisciplinary practice, with a highly practical and holistic approach to assessment.
This qualification is for learners who want to start a career in Art and Design. The Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design will provide students with opportunities to develop and utilise broad, transferable skills, knowledge and behaviours through encouraging an ethos of personal and professional development. Specifically, the programme will allow students to demonstrate; initiative, independent enquiry, creative thinking, reflective learning, team-working, self-management, effective participation, problem solving, communication, and patience. The course also spends considerable time and focus on letting students research and explore the possibilities of what is available in the Art and Design Industry while building upon their pre-existing practical skills. All briefs are client centred which gives the students a live approach to their creative problem solving, overall enabling learners to acquire the essential knowledge, skills and professional behaviour to progress to further education or making their next steps into employment within the creative industries.
Students will learn;
- Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills in art and design
- Provide students with an introduction to the materials, processes and technical skills used in art and design, their particular characteristics, and the related skills necessary to record experiences and articulate ideas.
- Introduction to contextual research in art and design
- Develop students’ awareness of the value of contextual research to support art and design activity
- Introduction to drawing skills
- Provide students with an introduction to the drawing skills necessary to support creative activity in art and design.
- Introduction to communication skills in art and design
- Provide students with an introduction to the communication skills used in support of art and design activities
- Solving 2D creative problems
- Provide students with an opportunity to use previously acquired skills, knowledge and understanding to work toward the solution of a defined two-dimensional creative problems in art and design
- Solving 3D creative problems
- Develop students’ abilities to critically analyse and integrate research, contextual understanding, materials, methods and skills to solve three dimensional creative problems in art and design.
- Solving time-based creative problems
- Provide students with an opportunity to use previously acquired skills, knowledge and understanding to work toward the solution of a time-based creative problem.
- Developing and producing a personal project in art and design
- Students should use the knowledge, understanding and skills developed in previous units to identify, research and produce a personal art and design project.
Level 2 UAL Diploma in Art and DesignExtra Studies:
Maths and English GCSE’s. Student’s that have their GCSE Maths and English will have skill builder sessions planned and organised to work alongside their vocational qualification. You will be required to have 54 hours of related work experience. We provide Group Tutorials to work alongside your subjects to help develop a wider awareness of the world around us, to build your communication skills and to take time to discuss issues and to listen to each other. We also provide personal tutorials, support and help with any issue that maybe troubling you
You will learn through a variety of methods including workshop-based learning, creative and live projects, tutorials, peer and self-assessment, discussion, questioning, research, presentations and reflection. All work will be completed and presented to a high standard through the course. You will be expected to manage your workload through homework and exploring concepts independently.
All evidence produced for assessment is based on practical portfolios of work. making the assessment process simple and clear. All work is internally assessed and externally moderated. Units 3-7 of the course u are assessed is graded using pass / failure. Unit 8 as assessed as pass, merit, Distinction
- 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) and above, including English (if you don’t have Maths, you will be required to study for GCSE Maths alongside the qualification,
- Level 1 Pathways with Maths and English at grade 3 (D) or Functional Skills Level 2.
- Please note that entry requirements and course offer can be subject to change at any time.
There is the option to progress onto Level 3 courses if you achieve a minimum of a Merit along with a 4 (C) in both GCSE Maths and English.
There is also the opportunity to enter employment or to take up an Apprenticeship on successful completion of the course.
Be prepared when you come for interview, make sure you bring a diverse portfolio of work.
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