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Art and Design Level 2 Diploma at Blackburn College

Course description

This Level 2 Art & Design course is a work related qualification ideally suited to learners who wish to develop their general Art and Design skills, with a view to moving on to a higher level specialist course, in a range of subjects including Photography, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Textiles and Fashion Design or Media.

Course content

The course consists of 8 units in total that initially introduce learners to a range of materials, processes and technical skills used in a range of art and design projects and also to research for art and design ideas development. In the middle section of the course, learners are challenged to develop ideas and create finished work in 2 dimensions (eg drawing, textiles, graphics, and photography), 3 dimensions (eg ceramics, sculpture or ideas for the design of 3d products) and time based problems (eg animation, video or time lapse photography). This stage encourages learners to think about what they are good at before producing a specialist option final project response to a tutor set assignment. Learners can specialise in graphics, textiles, fashion, 3D, interiors or time base media. This is in preparation to more in depth study at level 3.

Entry requirements

A standard of literacy and numeracy appropriate to Level 2 and four GCSEs with at least two at C or D Grades, or a BTEC Introductory Diploma in Art and Design.


A University of the Arts, London Awarding Body Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design, equivalent to four GCSEs.

Future opportunities

After successful completion of the course, learners can progress to one of our UAL Level 3 Extended Diplomas in Art and Design with specialist pathways including Photography, Graphic Design, Textile and Fashion Design, Interior Design, general Art & Design or Creative Media Production. Out tutors spend plenty of time advising learners on the best progression route for them.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 February 2016
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