Art and Design Skills Level 2

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

Code 11597
Qualification Type National Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


On this course you will develop your skills and creative ideas in a range of materials, techniques and processes working in two and three dimensions.


This is a practical course that provides you with the opportunity to study a range of different art techniques and methods to develop your art portfolio. Our facilities support you to develop your sculpture and ceramics, printmaking and textiles and painting and drawing skills. Your digital design skills will develop through working in graphic design, illustration, photography and mixed media.

The course supports you in developing your skills for creative intention. This can be through developing mood boards, research projects and recording your critical thinking. Your personal skills are also developed through team work, working from a prescribed brief, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.

You will develop your research skills by investigating historical and contemporary art and craft and design practices. The course looks at key trends and movements in art and design, and how these have affected the development of artists and designers. You will undertake research to identify artists or designers of particular interest who you will study and use to generate new work of your own.

At the end of the course you should have created a strong art portfolio to support your progression to the next level of the course. To help your creative ideas develop, you will be taken on a range of visits to museums, art galleries and exhibitions. Students often have the opportunity to be involved in live projects and briefs and participate in enterprise activities.

How will it be delivered?

You will be assessed by written assignments, presentations, portfolio work, sketchbooks and critical reviews and evaluations.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs with the following grades: English at 3 or above and maths at 2 or above and 2 other GCSEs at 3 or above, ideally to include an art and design subject.

Your next steps...

There are a wide range of careers available in art and design creative industry, this can include junior content designer, graphic design, photographer, textiles work, web work and teaching.