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Level 2

Art & Design | UAL Diploma in Art and Design | Level 2


Based within the exciting and vibrant Creative Industries department, our art & design courses provide you with the opportunity to build your skills in a wide variety of subjects including drawing, photography, painting, printmaking, 3D, textiles, fashion, graphics, illustration and digital skills. You will be encouraged to experiment with a range of techniques and processes in order to find your area of specialism. Industry based projects and work experience are a key feature of the art & design course, enabling you to develop employability skills with the confidence to progress in the creative industries.

  • Opportunities to gain valuable work experience with external clients
  • Highly experienced teaching team
  • Strong track record of progression to prestigious universities
  • Fantastic facilities and your own studio space


    To start at this level you need at least three GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably including a creative subject, English and maths, and a portfolio of your creative work to be reviewed with the course leader. Also, you will have to pass a six week review.

    Your portfolio of work must demonstrate your interest and enthusiasm for the subject area. You are required to bring sketchbooks, evidence of research and observational drawings, examples of developmental work as well as some final pieces. We are also interested in looking at work you have completed in your own time.

    *FREE* Online short courses

    Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

    Financial support

    The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

    How to apply

    Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


    Step 1

    Set Up Your Account

    You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

    Step 2


    Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

    Step 3

    Application Review Meeting

    Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

    Step 4

    Accept Your Place

    Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

    Step 5

    What next?

    Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


    Our range of leisure and hobby courses keeps growing, with even more fun and exciting courses starting throughout 2024.