Art and Design

  • Level 2 Technical Diploma

  • 1 year full-time

You can now apply for next year

(September 22/23)

This course will suit anyone who is interested in a career in art and design. It’s perfect for developing your knowledge and for those who are keen to pursue a career in the creative industries. You will study in dedicated studios and multimedia suites, gaining practical experience of using a wide range of materials and techniques.

This programme teaches a range of specialist art and design practices. You will get to explore a wide range of media and design techniques including drawing, 3D design, ceramics, fashion / textiles, printmaking and painting.

You will study the foundation skills of art and design, such as exploring formal elements and generating observational drawings. The course aims to develop your  contextual knowledge in order to enable you to appreciate the work of other artists and to find your own influences and styles. What we look for in a student is for you to want to learn and develop skills through exploring your potential.

You will gain practical and theoretical knowledge of a variety of disciplines and learn about subject materials, techniques and processes via realistic assignment briefs and live projects. You will gain a number of practical skills by choosing one of two pathways.

Pathway 1- Art and Design:

  • Fine art drawing and painting
  • Ceramics
  • Fashion and textiles
  • Printmaking
  • 3D
  • Graphics
  • Photography

Pathway 2 -Mixed Media

  • Photography
  • Graphics
  • Digital art

Please note, studio / materials costs may apply to this course.

The awarding body for this qualification is OCR.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, which could include assignments, presentations along with continual class assessment.

3 GCSEs at grade D or above. Equivalent qualifications are accepted, including a Pass at Level 1.

Progress to a range of Level 3 courses in Art & Design, apprenticeships or employment.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £60*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

You will gain practical and theoretical knowledge of a variety of disciplines and learn about subject materials, techniques and processes via realistic assignment briefs and live projects. You will gain a number of practical skills by choosing one of two pathways.

Pathway 1- Art and Design:

  • Fine art drawing and painting
  • Ceramics
  • Fashion and textiles
  • Printmaking
  • 3D
  • Graphics
  • Photography

Pathway 2 -Mixed Media

  • Photography
  • Graphics
  • Digital art

Please note, studio / materials costs may apply to this course.

The awarding body for this qualification is OCR.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, which could include assignments, presentations along with continual class assessment.

3 GCSEs at grade D or above. Equivalent qualifications are accepted, including a Pass at Level 1.

Progress to a range of Level 3 courses in Art & Design, apprenticeships or employment.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £60*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

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