Art and Design Transition (Level 2)


Course Information

Course TypeTransition
Duration1 Year
Awarding BodyUAL

Diploma Level 2 Art and Design

What does the course involve?

Under the support and guidance of a team of specialist Art & Design teachers, students will study and work in well-equipped studios. The Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design will provide students with an introduction to art and design, enabling them to acquire the essential knowledge, skills and understanding to progress to further education or apprenticeship in the creative industries.

Students will have the opportunity to work across a range of specialist creative pathways such as drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and lens-based media, graphic design and fashion and textiles.

During the course, you will visit art galleries and museums and other places of interest, which will provide primary source starting points for creative work.

Entry Requirements

At least 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including a 3 in Mathematics or English Language.

Students will be asked to show a portfolio at interview. Preferably prospective students will have attained a grade 3 or above in a creative subject at GCSE.

Can I take additional qualifications?

Whilst students study a Level 2 course at ONE, they have the opportunity to retake GCSE English and Maths, which provides a good grounding to go on to a more advanced course such as the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design or Media Production at One.

How will I be assessed?

You will complete a range of projects and assignments which will be internally assessed via portfolios of work. An overall grade is awarded at the end of the course following external moderation by the awarding body.

What are the costs?

There is a small £10 fee to study on this course. This goes toward art materials used throughout the one-year program of study. Through our online College shop Art Packs are available, these provide sufficient sketchbooks, portfolios, and other supplies at cost price, we aim to keep this below £15. Students will also receive a small amount of printing credit, this may need to be topped up throughout the year.  Students should budget for trips to galleries and museums in order to gain maximum benefit from this course. These will take place once a term and we aim to keep costs below £15 for each trip. Students in receipt of bursary payments can use these funds to pay the materials fee, and in the online College shop.

What is the duration?

One year.