UAL Diploma in Art and Design Level 2

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Art & Design, Media, Photography



Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Full Time


Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
01 September 2020

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above to include either Maths or English/Welsh 1st Language, or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification to include either Maths or English/Welsh 1st Language grade D or above.

In a nutshell

This course is to further students’ experience of art and design for those wishing to develop their ability and confidence before progressing to the Level 3 qualification.

This course is for you if...

... You’re creative
... You aspire to further your study after this course
... You want a career in art and design

What will I be doing?

You’ll make work of your own and explore a range of new processes, such as working with surface pattern, wood, ceramics, metals, print, and photography. You’ll also look at visual studies, fashion and textiles, historical and contextual studies. There will be opportunities to throw yourself into drawing, mark making and finding ways to record, understand and communicate the world around you.

Key to the course is problem-solving through fun tasks, taking risks and exploring new ideas. Stimulating and demanding projects will challenge you to think about how and why you make artwork. Studio and library discussions with your tutors and peers will give you a chance to look at the work of other artists and designers, which in turn will give you confidence to talk about your own work. You’ll get plenty of support in finding new ways to research and investigate, all of which will help you decide where you fit and what you can bring to the world as an artist, designer or maker.

English and Maths are an integral part of the course. Students who do not yet have the necessary grades (Grade C or above) will receive additional teaching and support to study for either GCSE or Functional Skills, depending on prior GCSE grades.

You’ll also have the opportunity to complete the Agored skills challenges in community, enterprise and current affairs. The challenges are focused on imitating real-life scenarios that artists and creatives often work on in the industry.

You'll be assessed through coursework and your work will be externally moderated. Once completed, you’ll achieve:

What is expected of me?

To enrol, you’ll need a minimum of 4 GCSEs, Grade D or above, to include either Maths or English/Welsh First Language, or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification to include either Maths or English/Welsh First Language, Grade D or above.

Full commitment to attendance is required, as well as respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject, self-motivation, creative ability and a desire to succeed.

What comes next?

The majority of our Level 2 students progress onto the UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design at Crosskeys and continue their journey as artists and designers. Others who feel that a future within the creative industries may not be for them feel confident enough to find employment or to take up an alternative study programme, knowing that the transferable skills they gained on the course have given them tools to try a new pathway.

Additional information

You’ll need to pay studio fees, purchase sketch books, painting and drawing materials. Trip fees for gallery visits and events may also be payable throughout the year.

All costs are under review and subject to change

Where can I study UAL Diploma in Art and Design Level 2?

Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 01 September 2020

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Call 01495 333 777 to speak to our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change

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