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Art & Design BTEC Diploma Level 2 at St Helens College

Course description

This course introduces you to many art disciplines such as drawing, painting, printing, photography and graphic design. You'll work three-dimensionally with materials such as wood, metal and ceramic.

Based in our creative art studios, you'll be working and creating a huge range of projects, building your portfolio and learning new skills every day.

Course content

You will cover the following units:

  • 2D visual communication
  • 3D visual communication
  • Contextual references in art and design
  • Using ideas to explore, develop and produce art and design
  • Building a portfolio
  • Working in the art and design industry

Entry requirements

You should have four GCSEs at grade D or above, including an art and design based subject.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.


You will be assessed through a range of unit assignments which will go towards your overall grade at the end of the course.

Financial information

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2016), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation.

Future opportunities

After completing this course, you may decide to continue your studies with a level 3 art and design course.

Alternatively, You may choose to specialise in another art-based subject at level 3, such as graphic design, game art or photography.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Helens College directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016

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