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Diploma in Art & Design Level 2 at Ashford 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 be required to sit two externally set practical examinations. You are required to study English and Maths if you have not yet achieved a GCSE C/4 Grade 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 grade 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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