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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design at Huddersfield New College

Course description

You will study a range of Art and Design techniques including:

• Observational drawing
• Two dimensional work
• Three dimensional work
• Photography
• Ceramics
• Art History
• Portfolio building 

Course content

This is a one year course during which you will complete up to 8 units; 4 of these are core units, and one unit is externally set and taken in supervised, timed conditions.

You will develop a creative portfolio of work that demonstrates your understanding of Art & Design processes. Students explore the work of professional artists and designers to influence thier own ideas and inspire their own work and development. You will explore the work of other contemporary/historical artists and designers through gallery visits, and book and internet based research. There is the opportunity to explore the visual language of artists as well as presenting research gathered from various sources. You will explore and develop a range of techniques (including drawing, graphic design and mixed media) in order to create your own artwork and will develop an understanding of how art is used commercially.

This is an intense course as there is much to cover in one year. Therefore you need to be motivated, eager to learn new skills and able to organise your time well in order to meet deadlines.


Entry requirements

General entry criteria for a Level 2 Diploma apply. See the website for details.


The course is assessed through the completion of coursework assignments graded at pass, merit or distinction. One unit is set externally and assessed/moderated externally.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you can progress on to a Level 3 BTEC programme in Art and Design or on to other Level 3 BTEC courses. The BTEC Level 2 in Art and Design will prepare you for these progression opportunities in terms of structuring and achieving a consistent quality of work and capably organising your unit portfolio.

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: 11 October 2017
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