QUALIFICATION: LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA

Course starts: September 2019

Age groups

16-18, 19+

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Overview

Are you considering a career in the creative sector? Covering a range of art and design projects, from drawing to sculpting, Our Level 2 Art & Design course will enable you to develop your own visual language, as well as exploring and discussing others’ work.

To develop your confidence and transferable skills for employment, our Art & Design course has a dedicated module where you will work with an external client to create a piece of artwork based on a set brief. The module is part of your work experience and will be delivered over a term.

As part of your course, you will also have the opportunity to take part in a residential trip to London, as well as visit local galleries and exhibitions to analyse other art styles and specialisms.

 

Course objectives

The course will provide you with the general skills, knowledge and understanding that underpin a variety of occupations and professions in the field of art and design:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding that underpin a variety of occupations and professions with the creative sector
  • Develop your skills in various art and design techniques in a range of media including 2D and 3D work
  • Create your own use of visual language and presentation techniques, you will explore others’ art and design work and investigate art and design professional practice
  • Be encouraged to work creatively and collaborate with others as part of various projects

 

Course details

Course duration

Full-time

1 year
Delivered on:

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
12 hours per week

Qualification

Level 2 Diploma

Entry requirements

Evidence of a keen interest in art and design is essential. It would be desirable to have gained some GCSEs at grade 4 (grade D) or above, or a Merit or Distinction at BTEC level 1 or equivalent level.

Ideal for students with a passion for art and design and are open to ideas and new ways of working.

Teaching team

Clayton Lovell (Course Leader)
Dave Carter

 

Modules

Modules may include:

Exploring the work of artists and designers

By completing this unit, you will understand the key trends and movements in art and design, and how these have affected the development of artists and designers. You will use their investigations to identify artists or designers of particular interest who you will study and use to generate new work of their own.

Media, materials and techniques

By completing this unit, you will understand the work of a range of other artists/designers. You will be able to explore the work of artists through the use of 2D media, and understand safe working practices relevant to 2D media, materials and techniques.

Developing ideas in response to an art and design brief

By completing this unit, you will be able to understand and respond to the requirements of a given brief or project. You will be able to generate and develop a range of ideas in response to a brief or project. You will be able to deliver their range of ideas in a presentation to a client, and be able to review the feedback obtained.

Realising art and design ideas

By completing this unit, you will be able to select, develop and refine one final chosen idea, including selection of suitable media, materials and techniques. You will be able to present the final idea to a client for approval before producing an outcome that meets the requirements of the brief.

Exploring photography

By completing this unit, you will understand the work of professional photographers, photographic techniques and processes for film-based and/or digital cameras and will produce a range of photographic images to demonstrate their understanding. You will also be able to produce a range of experimental photographic images, and be able to reflect on the photographic images explored and produced.

Exploring graphic design and illustration

By completing this unit, you will understand graphic design and illustration products and the media, materials, techniques and processes used to produce them. You will be able to develop a range of ideas for a graphic design or illustration outcome, in response to a brief. You will be able to present their ideas for a final design to a client, gain, and take account of client feedback. You will also be able to produce a final graphic design or illustration outcome in response to a brief.

Assessment and exam information

You will be assessed at the end of each unit and you will be graded pass, merit or distinction. There are no external examinations in this qualification.

 

Career and progression

Work experience

One of the coursework units will entail working with an external client, creating artwork to a set brief. The work experience will be delivered over a term.

Enrichment opportunities

There is also the opportunity to take part in a residential trip to London, as well as visits to local galleries and exhibitions.

Learner progression

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills for entry into employment and further training. It will also enable you to progress to higher level qualifications such as the OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Art and Design.

Your career

This course will make you aware of careers in art, design, photography and illustration.

Fee information

Course costs

If you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you start your course, and a UK or EU resident, you won’t need to pay tuition or examination fees. Depending on your household income, you may also be able to get help towards travel, accommodation, essential equipment or childcare costs.

Additional costs

You will need a range of materials and equipment to complete the course which can be purchased independently or from the Art department for around £10 – £30

Funding and bursaries

Students aged over 19, you may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. For more information you can email info@totton.ac.uk or call 023 8087 4874

Advanced Learner Loans are available for students who are aged 19 or over. Repayments do not begin until the course is completed and you are earning £25,000 or over. Eligible learners will be enrolling on a level 3 or above course and are a UK or EU national. For further information, visit gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

 

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