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Art and Design - BTEC Level 2 Diploma at City and Islington College

Course description

Aged 16-18 and interested in the arts? This course gives you the opportunity to work with a wide variety of art and design materials, allowing you to hone your skills and explore new specialisms.

Course content

This course introduces you to key concepts and techniques in drawing, fashion, painting, 3D design, photography, and computer-aided design.

You will develop your English skills through contextual studies and research into artists and designers. You will also develop your maths skills, if needed, through taught classes and practical work.

You can specialise in either an Art and Design or a Fashion pathway, and you will compile a portfolio of work in that particular specialism.

Entry requirements

You will need four GCSEs at Grade D or above. A previous Level 1 Diploma or work experience and a portfolio of art work will also be considered.

Your interest in the course will be assessed at a formal interview prior to full enrolment.


Assessment is by coursework, and through the creation of a portfolio.

Future opportunities

Having chosen your specialism and compiled a portfolio, you'll be ready to progress to a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma. Extended Diplomas are equivalent to three A Levels, so this will prepare you either for study at university level or your first job in Art and Design or Fashion.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City and Islington College directly.

Last updated date: 22 March 2016
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    • The Centre for Business, Arts and Technology which offers some of the best modern music and media equipment in London.

      What We Offer

      At our Centre, based on Camden Road, Islington, we will help you achieve your ambitions, increase your life chances and place your voice at the Centre of everything we do. You can expect high standards of teaching and tutorial support to help you achieve your learning goals. You can also access careers advice and personal support when you need it.

      As part of your studies you will get the opportunity to take part in exciting projects, such as our End of Year Shows and Alternative Fashion Week.