UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design - Creative Communications

Course code: PFAH112P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 2

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm

Monday to Friday

6th Sep 2021 - 1st Jul 2022

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

01235 555585

The Creative Communications course is the perfect course for students wishing to develop a diverse and expansive skillset, reinforced by key transferable skills such as effective communication and teamwork. With the creative industry growing and changing all of the time, the boundaries between specialist fields are becoming less defined. By learning a host of different specialist skills and techniques on this course, you will get a head start when it comes to progressing into further or higher education, apprenticeship or a career.

This one year Level 2 Diploma course will introduce you to a range of new skills, covering several aspects of art, design and digital media. Over the course of the year you will work on exciting projects that develop your skills in drawing, ideas generation, character design, graphic design, illustration, printmaking, filming, editing, photography, model-making and animation. Recent projects have seen students produce zombie prosthetics for their own short horror film, building puppets based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and bringing them to life through stop-motion animation, and learning how to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to make striking graphic design outcomes based on their favourite films. 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. Weekly tutorials, project work and visits to exhibitions will support your learning. Students progress towards exhibiting their own work at the end-of-year exhibition.

You will also be able to develop your English and maths skills through GCSE re-takes or Functional Skills qualifications.
You will undertake 35 hours of work experience to help you develop your employability skills and progression plans.

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
Unit 9. 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. Examples of creative work and a successful interview.
There is a course consumables fee of £100 payable at enrolment which includes studio materials for projects, an art kit, colour print credits and general resources. You may be eligible for a bursary to help towards this cost.
There is also a fee of £30 for induction / day trips payable via WisePay at the start of term.
The total course fee is £130.00.

There is also an optional residential trip costing approx. £350 (cost given for guidance only). Previous trips include Amsterdam and Bruges.

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 cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, 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. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page by searching Fees and bursaries link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £45.00
Materials: £55.00

Total Cost: £100.00

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £1,250.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £45.00
Materials: £55.00

Total Cost: £1,350.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £45.00
Materials: £55.00

Total Cost: £100.00

UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design