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Art and Design Level 2 Diploma

Awarding body: UAL
Qualification: Diploma
Course Level: Level 2
Location: The Hub
Duration: 1 year full-time
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Course Description

The First Diploma in Art & Design is a one year course designed to introduce you a wide variety of Art and Design techniques. All activities will be underpinned by a core of drawing/visualisation skills. The Course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs

Course Structure

The course is made up of practical and theory projects and workshops giving learners the opportunity to expand their horizons within a wide field of Art subjects including printmaking, photography, textiles, 3D wood and metal and ceramics.


The Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design is a 6 unit qualification (achieved in year one only)

Course Assessment

Functional skills are embedded throughout the course, you will be required to take an exam and/or complete a portfolio to achieve these. The course proper is assessed continuously with critiques at the end of each 5 or 6 week project.

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs grades D and above including English
  • Level 1 Visual Art Diploma at Merit
  • For equivalent qualifications see the Entry Requirements Explained page
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview
  • All students will need to present a portfolio of art work at interview.
  • Relevant industrial experience

Course Progression Routes

Most of our learners progress to Level 3 Diplomas at the College.

Course Career Prospects

After further study there are job opportunities in the creative industries including graphic design, games designing, photography, textile design, creative designing and picture editing.


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If you are unsure about your career progression please contact the Careers Team.


Activities such as trips and visits will be arranged, which are beneficial to this course and your learning. These activities are optional and additional fees will be charged to you. Details will be provided at the time of interview.

Course Costs

There are no course fees if you are under 19 years old. However, you may have to pay for textbooks, personal kits, uniforms, trips and personal stationery. You will be informed of these at your interview.

Specific Course Information Contact

Claire Perkins, Academic Administrator, 553819,

For Application and Enrolment Information Contact

Student Services,
Doncaster College,
The Hub,
Chappell Drive,


Free phone: 0800 358 7575

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