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Art & Design: Level 2 UAL Diploma at NESCOT

Course description

Are you creative? Do you spend a lot of time drawing and painting or making things? If so, this practical course is a very good way to prepare yourself for future study in art & design. You will be able to develop your practical skills using a range of materials. You will learn about different artists, crafts people, and designers and develop your own ideas by working on challenging projects.

Course content

This course is a very good way for you to develop your skills in art and design and will enable you to explore new techniques and specialist areas of art and design that you will not have studied at school. The course will appeal to you if you are keen to develop your own particular interests and ideas when you are creating work.

 The course is delivered through workshops, 1-2-1 tutorials with lecturers and group work which enables students to develop their creative and practical skills as well as confidence in communication and applying problem solving skills. Each project explores a different aspect of art & design, with students compiling sketchbooks that evidence the development of their practical work and ideas along with supporting written work: You will undertake projects in drawing, sculpture and 3D design, textiles, ceramics, graphic design, illustration and games design.

Programme of Study:

Your main course forms part of your individually tailored study programme which will include tutorial sessions and dedicated sessions where you will take part in commissions, live briefs, competitions and work experience. It will also include English and Maths if you have not yet achieved a level 2. This programme of study will enable you to develop the skills and experience to gain the competitive edge in both job and further education applications.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at D or above including English, or Level 1 Diploma plus English.  It is not a requirement to have studied Art and Design before, but applicants will be asked to supply art work for evaluation at interview.

Future opportunities

Successful students from this course usually either progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma, or into careers in the arts, crafts and design-related sectors. This can include work in art shops and framing studios. There are also opportunities in community arts centres and arts projects, which may include a range of art and design skills.

Potential career routes in the Art and Design industry:

  •  Animator
  • Architect
  • Art therapist
  • Fine artist
  • Designer
    • Ceramics
    • Costume
    • Fashion
    • Footwear
    • Graphics
    • Interior
    • Jewellery
    • Product
    • Textile
    • Web design
  • Illustrator
  • Model maker
  • Museum/gallery assistant or curator
  • Photographer
  • Picture framer
  • Visual merchandiser

Further information

Students are expected to purchase sketchbooks some basic equipment and supplies and will cost approximately £30-£50. In addition, a range of visits to galleries and museums will be organised throughout the year for which students will need to fund travel to and from London (approximately 1 2 trip per term).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NESCOT directly.

Last updated date: 26 August 2016
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      Nescot is located just off the A240 (Reigate Road), close to the junction with the A24 (Ewell Bypass).  The College is just five miles inside the M25 (Junction 9).
      There is a large, free car park for use by students and visitors.

      By Rail:
      Nescot is served by two mainline railway stations.
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      Ewell East is a two-minute walk from the College from a public footpath leading off Platform 2.  Trains run every half-hour from London Victoria.
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      Ewell West, which is 15 minutes walk from the College, is on the main line from London Waterloo.

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