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Art & Design UAL Level 2 Diploma at East Sussex College

Course description

The Level 2 Diploma is designed to provide students with an interest in art and design an opportunity to explore some of the materials, methods and processes of many art and design activities. The qualification will also help students begin to develop related technical skills and build a portfolio of art and design work. Learning will be through practical activities and projects.You only have to have an interest in art and a desire to explore it and learn more to do well. This course will help you to get back into enjoying learning. You will work through a series of units, each one focussing on an aspect of art and design and you will learn lots of different approaches and techniques as you progress through:2D work like drawing, painting and printmaking; 3D work like sculpture in construction and fabrication; Drawing with different media in wet and dry like ink and charcoal; Animation with stop motion and digital techniques.Eventually, you will work on your FMP - your Final major Project. This is where you choose your own specialist area and research and develop your ideas towards a large final outcome which sums up how far you have come on the course.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.

There are no subject specific entry criteria for this course.


Assessment throughout the course will be formative to support and encourage learning and provide an opportunity for feedback. Only the final unit will be graded to allow students the best opportunity to achieve. The final units require students to research, organize, plan, produce and present a personal project. Students successfully completing the first two units of the course will receive the Level 2 Award. Students successfully completing all 9 units of the course will receive the Level 2 Diploma. The final unit of the qualification can be achieved at either level 2 or level 3, and can be awarded as a pass, merit or distinction. The Diploma is a full Level 2 qualification and is broadly equivalent to 4 x GCSE at grade C or a BTEC First Diploma.

Future opportunities

This course helps you to find a pathway to a range of opportunities at Level 3, such as fine art, graphics, photography, media, games design, illustration, furniture design, product design, graphic design, design crafts, textiles and fashion design - to name a few!

Further information

When invited to interview you will be asked to bring a selection of recent art, design or media work with you.

You can see former students' work in our on-line galleries at

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: 25 June 2018
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