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Art and Design Level 2

Course Overview

This Art and Design Level 2 course is a progression from the Level 1 course. You will continue to develop your core techniques and have the chance to explore areas including drawing, printmaking, surface design, moving image, photography, ceramics and sculpture. You will also look at the history of Art and Design and learn to use research to improve your own work.

What topics are covered?

  • 2D and 3D visual communication
  • Contextual references in art and design
  • Exploring and developing art and design ideas
  • Producing an art and design outcome
  • Plus specialist units


As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

Who is the course aimed at?

This nail course is most suited for people aged 16-18 who are just starting (out on their) vocational learning.

What are the entry requirements?

Four GCSEs at grade D/3 or above OR BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Art and Design or equivalent


You must also demonstrate during your interview a creative ability for art and design through a current portfolio of art work.

What qualifications will I gain?

UAL Level 2 Diploma.

Who is the awarding body?


How will I learn?

Studio and workshop activities, visiting lecturers, cultural visits in the UK and overseas.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through coursework.

What can I do after this course?

This course is an ideal preparation for the extended diplomas in art and design, graphics, fashion or photography. Many students then go on to undergraduate courses, or to a range of art and design-related careers.

Are there any additional costs?

There is a studio fee for digital printing and photography.


Most of the bulk art materials will be provided, but you will be expected to maintain a personal art materials box for daily use.An Art Starter Kit containing the basic equipment you will need is available to purchase through the College Shop.

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Art and Design

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.


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