Level 2 in Creative and Media
Type: Full-time
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade D or above including Maths and English at a grade 3, plus a satisfactory portfolio .
Start Date: Sept 2017
Length: 1 year
Course Overview

On this course you will develop strong art and design skills. You will study modules such as fine art, textiles and graphic image making. You will also explore specialist textiles techniques, non resistant materials or studio photography, looking at design methods and contextual references. You will develop your professional skills and also gain work experience on the course. Successful completion of this programme can lead onto a Level 3 qualification.


What will I learn?

Unit 1: Introduction to Specialist Pathways in Art and Design
Unit 2: Creative Project in Art and Design
Unit 6: Investigating Contextual References in Art and Design
Unit 7: Recording for Creative Intentions in Art and Design
Unit 13: Visual Art Briefs
Unit 14: Working to Photography Briefs

How will the course be assessed?

Assessments throughout the course are in the form of assignments. The type and content of these assignments will vary depending on the particular units that are being assessed. All assignments are graded at Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. Two units are externally assessed.


As an Art and Design student you will be given the opportunity to attend a variety of industry trips and specialist visits which might include galleries in Liverpool and Manchester, the National Film and Media Museum, artist studios and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.


We have fantastic spacious studio spaces with specialist equipment including printmaking tools, a photography studio and dark room with industry standard editing software.

Materials and other information

Students will pay a consumable fee to cover the cost of  a trip, a sketchbook and specialist art materials. Costs will be confirmed at interview/enrolment.

Progression and Careers

Former students are studying at a number of top universities including Goldsmith’s College, Central St. Martin’s School of Art, the Edinburgh College of Art, Kingston University and the Wimbledon College of Fashion.

Our students have gone on to gain fantastic careers such as Web Designer, Set Designer for Theatre and TV, Film Maker, Photographer, Furniture Designer, Product Designer, Illustrator, Art Therapist, Architect, Fashion Designer, Town Planner, Costume Designer, Special Effects Props and Make up, Computer Games Designer, Museum Curator, Industrial Ceramic Designer or Teacher.

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