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Qualification name Diploma in Art and Design
Qualification level 2
Awarding organisation University of the Arts London
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 1st September 2021
Cost description Free to 16 - 18 year-olds. 19 and over, please call the Colchester Institute Course Enquiry line on (01206) 712777 - or go to to enquire - or email for information about course fees.
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

The Level 2 UAL Diploma in Art and Design provides an introductory experience which will help you to develop practical and research skills, improve confidence and learn about progression opportunities in art and design.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

4 GCSEs (grades A*-E/9-3), including English and Maths plus an Art and Design subject, or satisfactory results (Merit/Distinction) in a relevant Level 1 qualification, and an interview with a portfolio of artwork.

View the key features of this course.

Your studies will provide you with a basic introduction to drawing, painting, sculpture and various approaches to design. With access to art and design workshops and studios you will learn through experimentation using a broad range of 2D and 3D processes. Projects will help you to gain a contextual understanding of art and design and support you to make and articulate personal connections and interpretations. You will have the opportunity to improve your communication and presentation skills through taking part in group activities and student exhibitions. The course will enable you to make informed choices with regard to a career in the Creative Arts sector. Alongside your main programme, you will also engage in activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills to enhance your progression to the next level of education or to employment.

Understand how the course will be delivered.

Through practical workshops, lectures, discussions and debates and independent research. There will be a range of guest speakers, visits to local museums, galleries and places of interest and you'll have the opportunity to exhibit your work.

Find out what material you will need.

You will need to purchase artist materials such as pencils, paints, brushes and a sketchbook at a cost of £??

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

Through a 'Final Major Project' which takes place at the end of the course, coursework including projects and assignments and a portfolio of evidence.

Upon successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma course, you will be eligible to progress on to courses such as; Art and Design UAL Diploma Level 3, Graphic Communication UAL Extended Diploma Level 3, UAL Extended Diploma in Photography Level 3, Interactive Media and Games Level 3, or the UAL Extended Diploma in Fashion and Textiles Level 3.

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Name Colchester - Sheepen Road
Address Colchester Institute
Sheepen Road
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