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Art, Design and Fashion

Art and Design Level 2 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course starts in September and runs for one year.

Entry requirements

  • English GCSE grade 3 or above. Three other subjects at 3 or above with at least a 4 in one of those subjects.
  • You will normally take part in an interview prior to being enrolled on the programme and are advised to bring a portfolio of work to your interview in order to demonstrate your interests and abilities
  • Where applicants do not quite meet the entry requirements, the tutor may use their discretion based on the portfolio and interview

You will achieve

Level 2 Art and Design Diploma.

Course overview

If you are intrigued by Art and Design, this course provides an opportunity to explore and develop creativity within a structured programme of projects. This will provide a sound base of skills and knowledge but will also enhance self-confidence and reveal the potential career demands and opportunities that exist in the sector.

Course content

The knowledge, skills and behaviours acquired on the programme, will prepare you for progression to Level 3 creative pathways, including Art and Design, Fashion Design or Graphic Design.

L2 Diploma Units:

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Materials, processes and Technical Skills in Art & Design
  • Unit 2: Introduction to Contextual Research in Art & Design
  • Unit 3: Introduction to Drawing Skills
  • Unit 4: Introduction to Communication Skills in Art & Design
  • Unit 5: Solving 2D Creative Problems
  • Unit 6: Solving 3D Creative Problems
  • Unit 7: Solving Time-Based Creative Problems
  • Unit 8: Developing and producing a Personal Project in Art & Design

You will periodically present your folder of work to your personal tutor for your evaluation record to be updated. There will also be external testing of selected units, including controlled test elements.

You will require a basic personal and portable kit of materials and equipment. Your tutor will advise you on the best drawing, painting and technical equipment that you will need.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

Employment – This course can form the foundations for a range of creative occupations including Graphic Designer, Concept Artist, Fashion Designer, Pattern Cutter, Gallery/Museum Curator, Illustrator, Art and Design Teacher, Interior Designer, Textile Designer, Photographer and other related roles.

Education – There are a range of other courses onto which you can progress and specialise in your creative interests. We offer Level 3 Diplomas and Extended Diplomas in the following:

See what careers are available in the Art Graphics and Fashion sector. Use our online careers tool, Career Coach, to find out what your next steps could be.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Art and Design Level 2 Full-time

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