Art and Design - Level 2 Diploma (UAL)


Art and Design - UAL Level 2 Diploma

About the course

Aged 16-18 and interested in the arts? This course gives you the opportunity to work with a wide variety of art and design materials, allowing you to hone your skills and explore new specialisms.

You will need:

  • Four GCSES Grade 2

Alternatively, a previous Level 1 Diploma, work experience, and a portfolio of art work will also be considered.

Your interest in the course will be assessed at a formal interview prior to full enrolment.


This course introduces you to key concepts and techniques in drawing, fashion, painting, 3D design, photography, and computer-aided design.

You will develop your English skills through contextual studies and research into artists and designers. You will also develop your maths skills, if needed, through taught classes and practical work.

You can specialise in either an Art and Design or a Fashion pathway, and you will compile a portfolio of work in that particular specialism.

Assessment is by coursework, and through the creation of a portfolio.

Having chosen your specialism and compiled a portfolio, you'll be ready to progress to a UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma. Extended Diplomas are equivalent to three A Levels, so this will prepare you either for study at university level or your first job in Art and Design or Fashion.

Before coming to the College I was not very happy, but the course, my teachers and my classmates have changed my life.

Sinem Sahin

Sinem Sahin

Studied: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Destination: Studying at the London College of Fashion

Sinem was struggling with her self-esteem. As a hard-of-hearing student she struggles to communicate, but her confidence and skills have developed to the point she has now been awarded a £10,000 scholarship to study at the London College of Fashion.

She said: “Before coming to the College I wasn't very happy, but the course, my teachers and my classmates have changed my life.

“On the course I have studied textiles in depth and have experimented and learned new techniques. I love using pattern cutting and garment contraction creating contracted shapes. I am now never afraid to experiment and try out ideas. In the future I hope to own my label.”

Course information

Start date
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09 September 2019

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Course level
Level 2
Course code
Start date
End date
35 Weeks
Business, Arts and Technology
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
School Leavers

All full-time courses are FREE to UK and EU residents aged 16-18 on 31 August in their first year of study.

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