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Art and Design Level 2 at Leeds City College

Course description

Deepen your knowledge of art and design practice theory. Build your art portfolio and choose your preferred module pathway.

Explore traditional art techniques - visual arts, graphic design or digital art techniques - photography and moving image.

Course content

On this course you will learn:

  • Contextual References in Art and Design
  • 2D Visual Communication
  • 3D Visual Communication
  • Using Ideas To Explore, Develop and Produce Art and Design
  • Building an Art and Design Portfolio
  • Working in the Art and Design Industry
  • Students also study 2 Specialist Units: Group A - Visual Arts briefs and Graphic Design. Group B - Photography and moving image.

Both courses offer fundamental skills in Art and Design practice including drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

Entry requirements

If you are part of the new grading system for GCSE we would see Grades 3 as the equivalent of a Grade D in this offer.

Students will need to have passed at least 4 grade Ds at GCSE including English.

Upon a successful application you will be invited to an interview. You will be asked to bring some previous work which demonstrates your experience and interest in art and design so far.


The course is assessed by a variety of methods including: projects, assignments, presentations and course work. Some of these are internally assessed whilst others will be externally assessed via exams or external tasks.

You will be given assignments for the units studied. Your tutors will assess your work on a regular basis through classroom formative assessment of sketchbooks and ideas. A final mark, Pass/Merit/Distinction, will be awarded on the completion of each unit. The two specialist units will be assessed during a controlled assessment period.

Future opportunities

The Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design is designed to give students a wide range of experience in the art and design field. Successful students will be able to progress onto higher level courses. Students need to achieve at least 4 Merits to be considered for the Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design, Photography, Graphic Design and Creative Media.

Further information

English and Maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4/5.

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: 07 November 2017
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