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Art and Design (Fine Art Pathway) UAL Level 2 Diploma at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College

Course description

This course is about creativity and is for you if you're interested in ‘traditional’ art and design.

On the course, you will be introduced to a wide range of creative activities including; drawing, painting, collage and sculpture work.

What is the course structure?

The course is made up of 8 units. The first 7 units enable you to study particular areas in depth, and Unit 8 will require you to complete a Final Major Project, where you will devise, produce and present a large scale piece of work of your choosing, supported by your teachers.

Minimum age requirement: 16

Course content

What subjects will I study?

Units are;

Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills in art & design Introduction to contextual research in art & design Introduction to drawing skills Introduction to communication skills in art & design Solving 2D creative problems Solving 3D creative problems Solving time-based creative problems Developing and producing a personal project in art & design (Final Major Project)

Successful students will obtain a UAL Level 2 Diploma. Students passing the course with Merit or above can go on to study at level 3 (i.e. 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Art and Design, Graphic Design or Interactive Media course), training or employment.

GCSE English & Maths As part of their overall Study Programme, students will also be required to attend FS/GCSE English and/or Maths classes if they have yet to achieve a GCSE Grade C in either subject.

Entry requirements

2-4 GCSEs grade A*-D (including Maths/English or Art); or functional or key skills awards at Level 1; or Foundation Learning Level 1 Certificate or Award; or BTEC/UAL Level 1 Diploma in Art and Design; or pre-access level 1 qualification; or NVQ 1 or equivalent. Successful completion of internal assessment is also required.

Students without Level 1 functional skills / key skills will be offered the opportunity to achieve prior to progressing onto a vocational Level 2 programme. By exception, students assessed at Entry Level 3 literacy may be accepted subject to the provision of additional support following interview and will be expected to achieve Level 2 in English and maths by the end of the programme.

A portfolio of work demonstrating drawing and painting skills and including examples of observational drawing.


Student assessment is based on course work, both practical and written (marked by your college teachers and verified by UAL).

Future opportunities

What job could I get afterwards?

The course will open up a wide range of creative career opportunities including illustrator, painter, designer, animator, web designer, graphic designer and comic designer. However, most students continue onto one of our Level 3 courses

Further information

You will learn in dedicated art studios and computer labs, equipped with industry standard software packages.

The course is usually timetabled over 4 days per week.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017