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Art and Design Level 2 at Gateshead College

Course description

Do you fancy yourself as the next Tracey Emin? Mike Mignola? Banksy? Or  would you like to be a tattoo artist? Whatever you artistic taste, this programme will help you perfect it

You’ll develop a range of drawing, painting and design skills, taught by professional subject specialists. The programme will be tailored to your individual needs – delivered with a variety of projects, with the emphasis on practical work – and it ends with a personal self-directed project.

 Confidence, motivation and vocational skills will be developed throughout, to give you that edge to help you progress to Level 3 or get a job.  Once you complete this course, you’ll be thinking and creating as a professional artist.

Course content

  • A self-directed project to develop your chosen specialist skills
  • Development of drawing skills – accuracy and expression
  • 2D mark making and experimentation
  • A 3D based project


Entry requirements

  • This course is Level 2 - you should have appropriate vocational qualifications at Level 1 or some GCSEs at grade D or above, preferably including English and maths.
  • We’re looking for students who are interested in developing a solid set of drawing, painting and design skills. Don’t worry if you feel you can’t draw to a high standard already, as we’ll teach this – you just need to be willing to learn.


Continuous assessment using class based assignments and portfolio of evidence

Future opportunities

Fast-track to an apprenticeship

If you can’t find the right apprenticeship vacancy or you want to do some studying first - no problem. You can start on a vocational study programme then once you’re ready and a vacancy becomes available, we’ll help you transfer on to an apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 April 2016

Key information


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    • Gateshead College's Baltic Campus is located on the Gateshead quayside, just minutes from Newcastle City Centre and its attractions.

      The College is situated behind the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and The Sage Gateshead.

      The College has its own car park, but at busy times alternative parking is available nearby.

      There is a charge for parking. Students can apply for a permit to allow free parking during study time.