Art & Design Diploma Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course focuses on the creative aspects of 2D and 3D design and provides an opportunity to develop a range of skills before choosing to specialise. The Level 2 Diploma is a practical, exciting and empowering course that gives you access to a range of visual arts media to establish where your talents lie before progressing to a Level 3 qualification.

Topics may include:

  • Animation
  • Fashion and textiles
  • 2D skills
  • 3D skills
  • Drawing.

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

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through practical and written assignments, and observation by your tutor. 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 two-year Extended Applied General Diploma in Art and Design Level 3 or Level 3 in Fashion Retail. In some circumstances, students could also progress on to Level 3 qualifications in other areas of Creative Arts such as Media & Production Arts, subject to a successful interview. We would expect students to achieve at least a Merit grade from Level 2 in order to progress on to a Level 3 course successfully.

Course Summary

Course Title Art & Design 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. We sometimes ask to see a portfolio of work depending on GCSE grades and experience.

Attendance Requirements You will spend up to 15 hours in College, and be expected to complete tasks and self-managed your study time outside of timetabled College events.
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My animation skills have improved greatly since I have been learning at BTC. The College uses specialist software such as Adobe Animate and the equipment we use is the same that is used in industry. Alongside my course I am a member of the BTC Animation Academy where we do even more animation and enter competitions.

Dylan Jones

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