L2 Creative Arts (UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design)

Course code: PFAH112P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 2

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm

Monday to Friday

5th Sep 2022 - 30th Jun 2023

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555585

This exciting one-year course will offer you the chance to learn about a variety of art, craft and design disciplines. You will explore painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, digitals arts and a range of 2D and 3D techniques. You will be able to develop a portfolio of work to support your progression onto a L3 qualification.

Over the course of the year, you will work on exciting projects that develop your creative and technical skills. This hands-on, practical course will introduce you to a broad range of creative materials, processes techniques and technologies, whilst learning about their application in the creative industries. You will be encouraged to grow an awareness of the value of research to support your experimentation and ideas. Tutorials, focussed project work and visits to exhibitions will support your learning. You will learn to identify your creative strengths and set targets for your development. Students work towards exhibiting their own work at the end-of-year exhibition.

Alongside your Diploma, as part of your Futures Study Programme you will:
Develop your maths and English skills at the right level for you.
Complete 5 days of work experience to help you grow your employability skills.
Experience fun enrichment opportunities, including workshops, trips and visits.
Develop your personal skills and attributes with guidance and support.

The final unit of the course will be your opportunity to identify your creative strengths and apply these to a self-directed project of your choosing. As a UAL accredited institution, we have the opportunity to select student Final Major Project work to exhibit in London at the end of the academic year after successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma.

UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design
Unit 1. Introduction to materials, techniques and processes
Unit 2. Contextual research
Unit 3. Introduction to traditional and digital drawing skills
Unit 4. Introduction to communication skills
Unit 5. Solving 2D creative problems
Unit 6. Solving 3D creative problems
Unit 7. Solving time-based creative problems
Unit 8. Developing and producing a personal project
Our students have achieved excellent results on this course and a strong portfolio of creative work helping them to progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design, Media or Backstage Production, Apprenticeships and employment.
4 GCSEs at grade D/3 and above usually including maths and English and a successful interview. Bring to interview: Examples of your creative work. Most recent school report.
Materials - Kit: £30, Studio materials: £20, Colour print credits: £10 (Total £60 payable at enrolment. You may be eligible for a bursary for up to 75% of this amount)

Day trips - approx. £20 (paid separately on request)

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £30.00
Materials: £30.00

Total Cost: £60.00

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £1,250.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £30.00
Materials: £30.00

Total Cost: £1,310.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £30.00
Materials: £30.00

Total Cost: £60.00

UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design
You will be provided with one-to-one feedback and set targets at the end of each project. This course is 100% coursework, internally assessed and externally moderated. You must pass units 1 - 7 before putting your learning into practice for unit 8, where you will identify, research and produce a personal art and design project. The overall grade for this qualification comes from the final unit, at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

GCSE retakes or Functional Skills qualifications in maths and English are assessed through external examinations.