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Art & Design

BTEC Level 2 Diploma

"Studying the BTEC Level 2 Art and Design course really helped me become a confident artist and designer. It gave me the chance to move on to Level 3 courses which in turn meant that I could apply for a Graphic Design degree."

What will I study?

This course is suitable if you wish to develop your skills and knowledge of visual language and processes. You will cover basic Art and Design techniques leading on to more complex approaches to producing Art and Design work.

The course consists of two Core Units, two additional Mandatory Units, and a variety of Optional Specialist Units. The Core Units are: Introduction to Specialist Pathways in Art and Design (internally assessed), and Creative Project in Art and Design (externally assessed). The Mandatory Units are: Investigating Contextual References in Art and Design (internally assessed), and Recording for Creative Intentions in Art and Design (externally assessed). Typical Optional Units are: Graphic Design Briefs (internally assessed), Textiles Briefs (internally assessed), Visual Arts Briefs (internally assessed), and Photography Briefs (internally assessed).

What do I need to study this course?

GCSE Art and Design (Grade 4-3), a range of GCSEs (Grade 3-2) and a keen interest in Art.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through coursework and externally set activities.

Where will a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design lead me?

This is a full-time course. If you achieve a Merit on the BTEC Level 2 First Extended Diploma in Art and Design you can progress onto the BTEC Technical Advanced Diploma in Art and Design. The BTEC Level 2 First Extended Diploma in Art and Design prepares students for work or further training in careers such as Interior Design, Graphic Design, Marketing and Advertising.

What the students say

"I am enjoying my BTEC Level 2 Art & Design course because it doesn't overwhelm you with work but there is still plenty to do. It is interesting because I get to learn lots of new techniques." Jeffrey Ferguson

"I am enjoying my Art BTEC Level 2 because it is fun. I enjoy doing a variety of things like Textiles, Graphics and Fine Art." Jemma Pooransingh

"The BTEC Level 2 Art and Design course helped me improve and learn new skills such as using Photoshop, which I had never used before and I am now very confident with. The course also helped me move on to A levels and without it I wouldn't have got a place at university to do Animation and Game Design." James Asante

"My BTEC Level 2 Art and Design course helped me develop my skills and become a better artist, learning new techniques and it also helped me move on to the higher level 3 in my Art and Design studies." Andre Lawrence-Stokes.