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Art and Design Diploma Level 2 at Sunderland College

Course description

If you enjoy art and design and would like to develop your practical and creative skills then this course is ideal for you. It’s also a good starting point for people wishing to study art and design to a higher level.

Course content

This course explores a range of subject areas including:

  • Painting and drawing
  • Three dimensional studies
  • General craft
  • Printing
  • Practical and digital graphics

Entry requirements

You’’ll need a minimum of two GCSEs at grade D, one of which should be in an art and design subject.


The course is mainly taught through practical methods in well equipped studios. The course also includes visits to museums and galleries where you will learn to look at and record the work of other artists and designers.

Future opportunities

If you are successful on the course and achieve a merit grade then you will be able to progress onto a level 3 Extended National Diploma in Art and Design, Graphic Design or other Art and Design Extended National Diploma subject. All of which open up opportunities to work in a wide variety of art and fashion based industries.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 January 2016
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