Visual Arts and Media Diploma Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

If you have a keen interest in art, design and media from animation and photography to fashion/textiles and fine art, this is the perfect course. This course focuses on the creative aspects of 2D and 3D design using both traditional and digital methods. It is a good place to develop a range of skills before choosing to specialise in one of the pathway choices at Level 3 in art and design, commercial fashion, graphics/ media/photography or TV and film.

This course is practical allowing access to a range of visual arts and media. Units of study may include:

  • Animation
  • Drawing and painting
  • Photography and film
  • Fashion and textiles
  • Contextual studies
  • Graphic design
  • 2D and 3D skills.

Alongside these, you study the various creative industries and specialise in one for your Major Project at the end of the course. Work placements and work readiness take place throughout the course to ensure you are ready to progress your studies or enter the workplace. You also have access to trips and residentials, visiting speakers and professional facilities.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods include practical and written assignments and observation. You will be encouraged to evaluate your own work and the work of others, and to set targets for yourself in relation to your work and general progress.

Progression Options

You could progress on to a Level 3 Extended Diploma or T Level within the Creative Arts area following a successful interview. Creative apprenticeships are also an option.

Course Summary

Course Title Visual Arts and Media Diploma Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 2 range including English, or an appropriate Level 1 qualification. Entry will also be subject to a successful interview and a portfolio of examples of your work.

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An apprenticeship has been the best option for me since I benefit from working in the industry as well as gaining a qualification. College days give me time to work on my assignments and explore features in the software I haven’t covered at work. During the rest of the week, I develop client relationships which help build my confidence and improve my ability to express ideas.

Heidi Prole - Level 3 Apprenticeship in Graphic Design

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