The Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design provides an opportunity for individuals who are intrigued by art and design to explore, develop and test your creativity within a structure that 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.
This course encourages you to explore and develop art and design ideas in both 2D and 3D. The work you produce will be shaped by your own research. You will work with a range of media and techniques within the following areas:
•Painting, drawing and printmaking
•Graphic design and photography
•Fashion and textile design
•Sculpture and 3D 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.
•Four GCSE’s at grade 3/D or above including English
•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
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 Art and Design, Fashion, Graphics and Photography.https://www.barnsley.ac.uk/course/fashion-and-clothing-level-3-extended-diploma-full-time/https://www.barnsley.ac.uk/course/graphic-design-level-3-extended-diploma-full-time/