Course: Art & Design Level 2

Study Level

Level 2

Course Code



Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


1 Year



If you are passionate about art, design and/or photography including drawing, graphics and textiles or you want to be an artist, photographer or fashion designer – it all starts here.

This course will set you up for an exciting and challenging career in the creative skills industries. It will provide you with a broad introduction to the creative subjects also including printmaking, painting, 3D, illustration, ceramics and animation.

Creative work is based in sketchbooks, both digital and physical, enabling you to progress to the Level 3 in Art and Design and potentially an exciting and challenging job in the creative and digital skills industries.

You will have the opportunity to take part in live projects set by employers and visit local and national exhibitions. Your work will also be showcased at our end of year exhibition and celebration.

Why study with us:

  • We have dedicated creative spaces with specialist equipment and facilities including print tables, sewing machines, painting and drawing spaces, a 3D studio, photography darkrooms, computers, printers and software
  • Guest speakers, visits and live projects focus and enhance your creative experience in preparation for employment
  • You will be taught by passionate and specialist teaching staff


A sketchbook or portfolio of artwork which could be photography, art, design and/or textiles, and ideally four GCSEs at grade 4 or above. Also a commitment to work towards gaining functional skills or a GCSE in maths and English.


The course consists of 9 units which are assessed on the work you generate through the year in set projects.


Art, Design and Photography can lead you to study a degree such as Professional Photographic Practice or Fashion and Textiles with the University of Suffolk at East Coast College or other universities.

You can progress on to Art and Design Level 3, into an apprenticeship or employment.

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