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Diploma in Art & Design - Level 2 - Full-time (North Devon)

Level 2
Course Code:
North Devon Campus
One year

If you have completed a creative GCSE at school but didn’t get the grades you were expecting, or if you need to retake your Maths or English alongside a course then this is the full time level 2 creative course for you.

This course gave me loads of new skills and confidence to figure out what I wanted to do next. - Orla, 2018 Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design Graduate. Progressed to Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design @ Petroc.


Our Level 2 UAL Diploma is taught in a supportive and lively studio atmosphere you will soon discover new skills and brush up on your existing talent.

You’ll experiment with materials and techniques from disciplines as diverse as Drawing, Painting, Fashion, Animation, Printing, Graphics, Illustration, Photography, Textiles and 3D, to name but a few.

Our dedicated and enthusiastic team of industry experienced lecturers will introduce you to concepts and artists that will inspire your creative journey and challenge the way you create, think and write about art.

This inspiring course is an opportunity to gain confidence and progress onto our Level 3 Diploma the following year.

If you want the opportunity to gain new skills and develop your confidence whilst completing your Maths or English, then the journey starts here!
The course has no exams, instead your coursework portfolios will be assessed and graded Pass, Merit, or Distinction.

All assessed work is scheduled to strict deadlines over the course of the programme. Failure to submit work on time can affect the overall grade awarded.
All entrants must hold 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or equivalent or above, to preferably include GCSE Maths and English at grade 3 or above.
Entrants who do not have a GCSE grade 4 in Maths and/or English will continue studying these subjects.
At the end of the year, you are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of your Level 2 Study Programme and improved your Maths and English skills before progressing to your next course.

You will also be required to bring a portfolio of work to your interview to show us your interests and skill development so far.
Most of our students who are thinking about some aspect of art and design as a career will choose to progress to the Extended Diploma in Art and Design here at Petroc as the gateway to Higher Education and the world of employment.
We have two large-scale, purpose-built, art studios where students have their own personal work and storage areas.

In addition, we have specialist workshops and facilities to support each of the specialist areas:
Fashion/textiles - industrial and domestic machines, mannequins, pattern cutting, print and constructed textiles
Graphics/illustration - a full suite of apple mac computers with industry-standard software for graphics, image making, film and animation
Fine art - painting, printmaking, sculpture, film, photography
3D crafts - mixed media, glass, wood, stitch and metal facilities
There will be some additional costs for materials, workshops and organised trips.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422 for more information.

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