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Diploma in Art & Design Level 2 at West Kent College

Course description

This course will allow you to develop your creative skills through experimenting with a range of media, techniques and processes, developed through vocational assignments.

You will explore different materials and techniques such as drawing, painting, printmaking, 3D design, textiles, photography and digital design through undertaking a range of creative projects. Alongside your practical work, you will study the work of other artists and designers throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. You will also study English and maths if you have not yet achieved a GCSE Grade C/4 in these subjects.

At the end of your course, your work will be exhibited in the College end of year show.

Entry requirements

You will need four GCSEs at Grades D/3 or above, including English and maths and an art and design subject.

Alternatively you may also progress onto this course if you achieve our Level 1 Diploma in Art and Design and functional skills qualifications in English and maths.

You will be required to attend an interview with your portfolio of art and design work to demonstrate your practical and creative skills. You also need a positive recommendation or reference from your school/tutor.

Future opportunities

If you achieve a merit or above you could progress onto a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design, Creative Media Production, Fashion and Textiles, Graphic Design or Photography.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 November 2017
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    • West Kent College in Tonbridge offers you a wide choice of courses for a fantastic learning experience. Choose from A-Levels, work-related options such as beauty therapy, construction or motor vehicle, Apprenticeships giving you the chance to earn while you learn, all the way up to university-level programmes in a range of subjects.

      The College gives you the freedom to learn in your own way, in an environment that offers first-class facilities and lecturers with industry experience. We will help you find the right course and, often, when your course is completed, help you to find work in the career you are aspiring to.

      Tonbridge campus

      At the Tonbridge campus, students benefit from new buildings including a fantastic theatre seating over 300, television and radio studios, light and airy design studios, photography studios and darkrooms, music rehearsal rooms and recording studios.

      Students can enjoy the latest technology, such as leading-edge IT facilities, a Learning Resource Centre with over 20,000 resources and new science laboratories.

      There is also a range of facilities open to staff, students and the public, including hairdressing and beauty salons and a restaurant with a view over the Weald.