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Art and Design - Level 2 Diploma at Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Course description

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.

Course content

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

Specialist units include:

  • Graphic design
  • Fashion textiles
  • 3D design
  • Crafts
  • 2D visual arts

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs with at least 3 points (grade D) OR
  • A Level 1 literacy qualification.
  • 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.


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.

Future opportunities

What can I go on to study?

  • Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design
  • Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media
  • Artists
  • Graphic designers
  • Web design and development professionals
  • Product, clothing and related designers

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016

Key information


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    • Our main campus at Derby Road has seen big changes as part of a £40 million redevelopment across the college. Home to our largest cohort of students, the campus is made up of dedicated study zones for curriculum areas; equipped with the latest facilities and state-of-the-art technology which ensures our students become work-ready.

      The campus is also home to our commercial venues, Butterflies Day Nursery, a 150-seat theatre, fine dining restaurant and hair and beauty salon and spa; giving students the opportunity to gain the practical skills needed for employment.

      Vision University Centre, which offers university-level education to the people of Mansfield and Ashfield is also based here.