COURSE OVERVIEW

Duration: 1 Year Full-Time
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at 3/D or TCL Silver Arts Award (or above) & Portfolio of work
Campus: Middlesbrough

The Level 2 Diploma: Art & Design course is designed for those students who wish to build their academic qualifications. Offering students the chance to achieve the equivalent of x4 GCSE's in creative subjects at C or above grade.

In safe, creative and spacious studios, you will work with highly experienced tutors who will support and help you to develop your skills and knowledge. Professional Creatives and Tutors will help and support you in exploring academic knowledge and practical creative skills, including:

• Drawing
• Painting
• Sculpture
• Graphic Design
• Textiles
• Fashion
• illustration
• Photography
• Ceramics
• Animation
COURSE DETAILS
You will be shown how you can express individual ideas and thoughts through a wide range of art & design skills and techniques. You will create a portfolio of work that will reflect your unique potential and enable you to study further or gain employment. You will also explore the work of other artists and designers and learn how they have made a career in their chosen field. This work is supported by educational visits to galleries and other cultural places of interest. You will have the opportunity to participate in various competitions, which have included the ‘Sketch for Survival’ competition, as well as talks from ex-students and creative professionals. All of this is managed by highly creative and experienced tutors, who will support you to develop your skills as well as helping you to gain confidence on both a personal and creative level. Our studios are creative and stimulating places to work in and our excellent resources ensure that you can develop your talent in a safe, comfortable, spacious environment. Maths and English are provided as additional studies to the main course and are compulsory for those students who don’t already hold a GCSE in these subjects at grade 4 (C) or above. You may also have the opportunity to exhibit your work in the exciting end-of-year Summer Show exhibition. Tutors will also ensure that you receive the right support and guidance to progress to further courses or employment. If you successfully complete this course, and have support from your tutor, you can apply for a specialist Level 3 within the School. Your Creative Career Students from this course have gone on to further study or have developed successful careers within the industry including: James Downes, Animation, Middlesex University Daniel McLaren, Glasgow School of Art Robyn Fyfe, Fine Art, The Northern School of Art Kraig Wilson, MA Fine Art, Royal Academy of Arts Billy Cessford, prop designer, BCFX Tutors will also ensure that you receive the right support and guidance to progress onto further courses or employment. If you successfully complete this course, you can apply for a specialist Level 3 within the School (if you also have the necessary Maths and English qualifications).
Recent student feedback on their favourite things about this course:
'experimenting with different techniques & media...'
'being surrounded by people who love art...'
'teachers [being] really nice & supportive...'
'friendly vibes in the studios...'


The Northern School of Art’s Middlesbrough campus has been given another ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted. Following an intensive four-day inspection by six inspectors the School’s further education provision has retained the top rating it has held since 2009.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

YEARS COURSE DURATION

A MINIMUM OF FOUR GCSES AT D/3

PORTFOLIO OF ART WORK

STUDENT PROFILE

KASEY STAINSBY What do you enjoy most about your course? The best thing is all the different opportunities available to us and we get to experiment with lots of different things. What’s your favourite thing about The Northern School of Art? Everybody’s really nice and we’ve all come from different backgrounds. The atmosphere is great too. What are your next steps? I want to go onto the Level 3 Art and Design course here after this, which will help me further my skills in art and to see what’s best for me to progress onto for my future career. What's surprised you about your time here? I didn’t know how much I’d actually learn! I’ve gained so many new skills I didn’t even know existed. For example, at the moment we’re making 3D mud rock casts which I would have never had the opportunity to do before I came here.

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