Art, Design, Graphics & Photography Level 2 Award/Diploma

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 1 Year


Art & Design

Course Overview

Explore the world of Art and Design and study materials, methods and processes of an artist or designer.

By completing this UAL approved qualification you will gain technical and theoretical skills in:
– Drawing
– Printmakring
– Painting
– Graphics
– Photography
– 3D

With more emphasis on art and design history, art experimentation and how to train and work in the industry, this course will help you start your creative journey.

This course takes place within our £23 million redevelopment the Art and Design and Media Building, with state of the art facilities.

You will need 4 GCSE’s at level 3 including English, or Level 1 qualification in Art and Design at merit or a related vocational area.

You will be asked to attend a skills and screening workshop and attend an interview with a portfolio of work, related work experience or other Level 1 or 2 qualifications.

This course will help you to develop a range of different artistic skills, which will help you decide which direction you would like to consider as a future career.

From this course, you will be able to progress onto a number of different Creative Industry qualifications at Level 3 – subject to entry requirements.

Industry Standard Facilities include:

Creative Media suites equipped with latest Mac technology and industry software
Photography studios and dark room
TV studio with green screen, cameras, and lighting
Ceramic and 3D studios
Garment construction fashion and textiles
Print room – screen printing, exposure bed, lazer cutting and risograph
Art studios and exhibition area

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 problems
Developing and producing a personal project in art & design

After successful completion of this course you can progress to UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design or other Creative qualifications at Level 3.

Units 1 – 8 of the Diploma in Art & Design will be internally assessed and internally moderated against the assessment criteria for those units.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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