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Art & Design UAL Level 2 at Runshaw College

Course description

Why should I come to Runshaw to study Art & Design?

This course aims to provide students with the opportunity to gain a nationally-recognised qualification to enter employment in art and design or to progress onto Level 3 courses such as Art and Design or Graphic Design. It will also develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for success in your future career.

The college boasts industry-standard workshop facilities and all we ask is that students provide their own materials and drawing equipment. The Final Major project is marked as Pass, Merit or Distinction, and forms the final overall grade for the course.

Enrichment activities include visits to museum and galleries, organising an art exhibition for public viewing, guest speakers and fundraising activities. Trips destinations have included Blackpool Zoo and Liverpool World Museum. Students will also complete live briefs during dedicated sessions of work experience, giving them vital skills when working with a client.

The pass rate for 2018 on this course was 100%, with 89% of students achieving D-M, with 33% achieving Distinction.

What will I study?

In this one-year course, you will explore a wide range of 2D and 3D media, techniques and processes, working through the design process; completing primary research from which you will create initial ideas, and then develop these into a final piece. You will use the work of other artists to inspire your work, as well as analysing and evaluating your own art work. As part of the course you will also study English and Maths and will develop employability skills.

Entry requirements

For access to our Level 2 courses, our entry requirements are 4 x Grade 3 equivalent (4 x Grade 3 or D). This should include Maths or English (Language or Literature) at Grade 3, and no less than a 2 in the other.

For Art & Design specifically, this should include Grade 3 in GCSE Art, however if this has not been taken, a task is available.


How is the course assessed?

By internally assessed coursework throughout the year, and end of year external moderation. Coursework includes both practical artwork and written analysis/evaluation, where students will be expected to reflect on their own and other artists' work.

Financial information

No course fees are applicable for 16-18 year old learners who meet funding regulations.

Future opportunities

What will this course prepare me for?

You can stay at college and progress to a Level 3 course, Apprenticeship, or training.

Where are you going?

  • Artist
  • Fashion Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Pattern Designer

Further information

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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: 02 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: LIU2ART

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