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Art & Design UAL Level 2 Diploma at East Sussex College

Course description

The level 2 Diploma is designed to provide students with an interest in art and design an opportunity to explore some of the materials methods and processes of many art and design activities. The qualification will also help students to begin to develop related technical skills and to build a portfolio of art and design work. Learning will be through practical activities and projects. Students will be encouraged to explore and experiment and to experience a wide range of art and design methods to develop creativity and a professional and responsible approach to learning. Activities may include drawing, animation, graphics, typography, illustration, 3D model making, textiles, printmaking and the use of new technologies.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.

There are no subject specific entry criteria for this course.


Assessment throughout the course will be formative to support and encourage learning and provide an opportunity for feedback. Only the final unit will be graded to allow students the best opportunity to achieve. The final units require students to research, organize, plan, produce and present a personal project. Students successfully completing the first two units of the course will receive the Level 2 Award. Students successfully completing all 9 units of the course will receive the Level 2 Diploma. The final unit of the qualification can be achieved at either level 2 or level 3, and can be awarded as a pass, merit or distinction. The Diploma is a full Level 2 qualification and is broadly equivalent to 4 x GCSE at grade C or a BTEC First Diploma.

Future opportunities

This course can provide a pathway on to the Extended Diplomas in Art and Design or Creative Media, or other appropriate vocational programmes. Past students have progressed successfully on to courses in photography, media and games design, illustration, furniture design, product design, graphic design, design crafts, textiles and fashion design.

Further information

When invited to interview you will be asked to bring a selection of recent art, design or media work with you.

You can see former students' work in our on-line galleries at

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: 30 January 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Years
  • Course code: 5502/010
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