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Art and Design Level 2 at Peterborough Regional College

Course description

This practical course is designed to develop your interest in art and design and will introduce you to the subject areas of graphics, fashion design, fine art and 3D design. The course can be a really useful and practical step between GCSEs and BTEC Level 3 qualifications.

Course content

The course consists of core subjects plus a final major project and specialist units by working to briefs. Core subjects include: • Drawing and visual studies • Contextual studies • Exploring ideas and concepts Specialist units • Graphics • Fashion and textiles • Fine Art • 3D design

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D or above or a Level 1 Diploma in Art & Design.


Assessment is continuous by observation and presentation of practical work and graded against specific criteria. You are also assessed through assignments and a final major project.

Financial information

There may be costs involved for lockers, sketchbooks, gallery and exhibition trips.

Future opportunities

This course is excellent preparation to help you move on to a Level 3 course in art and design subjects (e.g. general art and design, graphics and photography). You will need to achieve a merit to progress onto the Level 3 in Art & Design.

Further information

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event, details will be provided upon application. If you have other qualifications and/or relevant experience you will be fully considered and may still be able to study for the course. You may be asked to attend a second interview to show portfolio work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Peterborough Regional College directly.

Last updated date: 16 October 2017
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