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Art and Design Level 2 Diploma at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

This one year course gives you the opportunity to start specialising in an area of Art and Design. The study is still quite broad-based, and you will keep your options open for the following year when you can choose from a wider range of specialist Level 3 study programmes.

Course content

The course covers 2D and 3D processes, art and design history, graphic design, presentation of work (which includes an online exhibition) and working in the art and design industry.

Entry requirements

A range of GCSEs (or equivalent) at D or above including English and preferably maths OR a Level 1 in Art and Design with a positive reference and equivalent qualifications in English and maths.


Continuous assessment takes place throughout the course.

Financial information

You will be expected to buy your own drawing materials (drawing pads, sketchbooks, pens, pencils etc.) There will also be some trips to exhibitions during the year which typically cost about £15 each.

Future opportunities

The course covers 2D and 3D processes, art and design history, graphic design, presentation of work and working in the art and design industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tresham College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
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