Course details

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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 13th September 2022
Cost £5,421.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

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

This programme is designed to prepare you for a Level 3 course in Arts, Design, Technology or a related area. It is aimed at those who have GCSE English and Maths but don’t have an Art or Design qualification. It will also enable you to achieve GCSE English and Maths to grade C/4 if you do not already have those grades. Whatever your entry qualifications, you will continue to develop your English and maths skills on the course. The Diploma offers an active live brief/work-placement programme in arts, design and related areas. It will also develop your independent learning and transferable skills.

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

You will need four GCSEs at grade D/3 or above, or you may be someone who has grade C/4 and above in several subjects, including English and Maths, but have not yet achieved an Art or Design qualification. All candidates must have a successful interview and show a portfolio to gain a place.

View the key features of this course.

The course encourages your own direction and the final outcome is in an area of your choice. This forms the basis of your Final Major Project. A lot of activities are based around visual and physical problem solving. Each unit offers a set of particular problems to solve. The course will challenge you in the development of the formal elements of visual language, such as line, tone, plane and colour, to name but a few. You will learn about technical processes,

Understand how the course will be delivered.

The Diploma is assessed at the end of each unit. There are eight units on the Diploma, with Unit 8 being graded PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION. The work for Unit 8 has to be professionally presented in an end-of-year show for you to achieve the grade.

Find out what material you will need.

The course requires a studio fee of £25.00. This also provides you with a sketchbook and a basic tool kit. You will be expected to buy materials/tools to replace or improve your kit. There will be money required for trips.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

The Diploma is assessed at the end of each unit. There are eight units on the Diploma, with Unit 8 being graded PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION. The work for Unit 8 has to be professionally presented in an end-of-year show for you to achieve the grade.


The course is designed to prepare you for a Level 3 course in Arts, Design, Technology or a related area.


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Name DERBY COLLEGE @ THE JOSEPH WRIGHT CENTRE
Address Cathedral Road
Derby
Derbyshire
DE1 3PA
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Email enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk
Phone 0800 028 0289
Website https://www.derby-college.ac.uk

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