Art & Design UAL Level 2 Diploma - City of Wolverhampton College

Art & Design UAL Level 2 Diploma

Art & Design UAL Level 2 Diploma

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Art & Design UAL Level 2 Diploma

If you enjoy art and design and would like to develop your practical and creative skills then this course is ideal for you.

Art and design covers many exciting and innovative areas of the creative industries. This focused and intensive course is for those with enthusiasm and creativity and will prepare you for your future as the next generation of artists and designers.

This course will give you experience in different art and design disciplines, including 3D design, visual studies, textiles, illustration and graphic design. Each term you will work on a number of assignments and exhibit your practical work with an end of year final exhibition in the city centre. You will take part in practical workshops, lectures, debates, gallery visits and independent research.

You will learn new skills and develop experience in a number of specialist techniques and approaches from experienced and dedicated tutors together with a range of guest speakers. We will develop your creative potential while improving your understanding of visual communication.

To enhance your learning you will also undertake 30 hours of work experience over the duration of the course, with placements being either at either Wolverhampton Art Gallery or the Schools and Community Arts Resource Facility (SCARF).

Our creative arts courses have been named the best in the country and earned the college a prestigious national award. We have been named Training Provider of the Year at the Creative and Cultural Skills Awards 2019! Our creative arts department is forward thinking, innovative, committed and that's why we have been nationally recognised.

Awarded Arts Mark Gold status by Arts Council England for our excellent courses and links with employers we pride ourselves on producing work-ready students equipped with the skills and knowledge to be a success in the industry.

The course is accredited by the University of the Arts London Awarding Body (UAL) - a specialist awarding body offering up-to-date qualifications in the creative industries. It is owned by, and based within, University of the Arts London.  City of Wolverhampton College is the only college in the Black Country, and one of only a few in the Midlands, to be accredited and offer qualifications from University of Arts London. 

Also, if you earn less than £30,000 per year and aged 19 or over, you could study this course for FREE!

To access this course you are required to:

  • Have four or more GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above
  • Attend an interview with one of the college's admissions tutors
  • Present a portfolio of recent art and design work in order to demonstrate your interest, enthusiasm and commitment to undertaking this level of course


During this course you will study:

  • Visual recording
  • Ideas and concepts
  • Visual communication
  • 3D design
  • Drawing from observation
  • Contextual influences in art and design
  • Illustration and working to a brief
  • Graphic image making

By studying this course you will:

  • Be part of a programme of study that has excellent pass rates
  • Be taught by our enthusiastic, experienced and talented art and design lecturing team
  • Learn in a range of dedicated studios including graphics, 3D, fashion and print making
  • Have the opportunity to use a wide range of artist and studio equipment, software and cameras
  • Understand how all of the skills you are learning can be applied in the industry
  • Improve your knowledge of what art and design industry opportunities are available
  • Gain valuable team working and communication skills
  • Improve your employability skills
  • Learn in a creative arts department awarded awarded "Arts Mark Gold" by Arts Council England for the level and quality of our education provision in creative industries

The course is project/assignment based and assessment is continuous throughout the year both in lessons, set work and through observations. Each unit will be assessed and awarded with a final grade of pass, merit or distinction. Some units may be subject to external assessment.

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Pursue a career as a graphic designer, illustrator, architect, fine artist, interior designer, product designer, fashion designer and stylist, sculptor or concept artist
  • Progress on to the UAL Art and Design Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma


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