What opportunities will this course give me?
The UAL L2 Diploma in Art and Design offers learners an exploratory, playful approach to a range of art, design and media skills; including; fine art, photography, film / animation, fashion and textile design, graphic design and communication, product design and illustration.
This Level 2 Art, Design and Media programme will start to equip learners for a career within the design industries; after completion of further study.
The UAL curriculum provides the spring board to the higher level L3 Extended Diploma and can enable you to build on basic visual skills to begin to develop your knowledge and understanding into a career area within visual arts and the wider creative industries.
Learners successfully completing UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design are eligible to progress onto a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design course or related L3 programme.
The one year Pre-degree Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media (UAL) can be under taken upon completion of the one year L3 Diploma Qualification or two year Extended diploma and onto Higher Education, so in total 3/4 years of study to gain access to higher education. This training eventually enables you to build a specialist portfolio for application to your chosen Higher Education Art and Design course at university, still the recommended route to the creative industries in most areas of specialist study.
What will I be learning?
You as a learner will be looking for a different type of learning environment that encompasses all specialisms of visual creative practice. You will be introduced to an environment that will inspire you to explore, experiment and discover where your passions lies within art, design and creative media.
This environment is coupled by the playful structure and stimulating project challenges set through the course by the personable delivery of the lecturers, who are always on hand to help and guide over and above, to help you to explore your ideas and meet your full potential.
You will be constantly exploring your ideas from many angles through our multidisciplinary project briefs. Our aim is to develop in you a critical approach to previous learning, which sparks a new type of creative thinking and understanding to encourage the forging of new approaches and connections within your work.
You progress is rigorously monitored and explicitly mapped out, through the University of the Arts London (UAL) assessment criteria. You will manage your progress consistently through review and reflection from tutor, peer and self- assessment & feedback.
Why is this course for me?
Our unique learning space has been architecturally designed to an award winning standard to enhance creative process and inspire the individual through its tall ceilings, big windows and open plan spaces. This atmosphere creates a buzz to the creative learning environment which gives students a sense of freedom and individual growth.
Eastleigh college provides a unique environment where art and design students can engage in a clear balance of contextual theoretical analysis and hands on practice in a purpose-built set of studios.
Our course is delivered by highly experienced lecturers and artist practitioners, who have clear connections with the design industry and contemporary innovation within the art and design world.
Within our purpose built space we host a range of excellent state of the art digital and analogue equipment. Ranging from our high class digital suites, using Macs and all the Adobe software on tap to each learning individual. We also have extensive provision for digital and analogue photography, and support you the student in using our laser cutter and encourage access to a 3D printer.
Our bespoke service offers a fully equipped print making studio, sewing machines, constructed textile equipment and a 3D sculpture studio.
How will my learning be enhanced?
Learners have access to a range of specialist studios and workspaces.
During independent study, under the expert guidance of lecturing / technician staff you will be introduced to the photographic studio / darkroom, the 3D design workshop, the print studio, the textile studio, the fashion studio and the digital post-production suites.
Offsite activities include trips to major London art galleries. As well as regional museums and local art studios and galleries. Previous visits have included The Tate Modern, Tate Britain and V&A in London, The Pitt Rivers and Ashmolean Museums in Oxford and local galleries such as The Pallant House Gallery in Chichester and The Hansard Gallery.
You will, if successful with your course completion receive full accreditation in a L2 Diploma from the University of The Arts London (UAL). UAL are the number one world leading undergraduate art and design education provider. This guides us through incredibly high standards of learning and outcomes for our learners.
What do I need to sign up?
You will need 4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or higher including English and Maths.
All learners without a GCSE at grade A*-C or 9-4 in English or Maths will be required, as a condition of the programme, to undertake either a GCSE or Functional Skills programme. Therefore, if you enter a programme with a Grade 3 in English or Maths, you will be required to take English or Maths as well.
You will require an interview with subject specialist staff to ensure you have a good understanding of the course you are applying for. Attendance and attainment reports from previous education will also be required.
Adult learners may apply for any of our full time and apprenticeship programmes and your vocational experience will also be taken into consideration alongside existing qualifications.
The programme is fully funded for learners aged 16-18.
For learners aged 19+ the price is upon application only, and after receiving information, advice & guidance.
Is there anything else I need to know?
All learners enrolled on a full-time study programme are expected to attend a compulsory work or industry placement during their course. The number of hours of placement will vary from 35 hours through to 750 hours, this variance is due to the differing types of assessment on each course.
Learners should be aware that this is compulsory part of their study programme and work / industry placements will take place during the college week
Learners benefit from a range of local and national visits to exhibitions and galleries such as The Tate Modern and Tate Britain, London, The Pitt Rivers and Ashmolean Museums, Oxford. We will also visit local regional galleries such as The Pallant House Gallery, Chichester and The Southampton City Art Gallery. Other opportunities include guest lecturers and specialist workshops run by visiting artists, such as Fine Artist, Roy Brown, international Illustrator, Jonny Hannah RCA and Graphic Designer, Jodie Silsby.
You will be required to purchase an art kit and an A1 portfolio to equip you for your programme. Details and information about this will be provided at interview.
UAL Awarding Body is part of University of the Arts London and is the only specialist art, design and creative industries awarding organisation in England. They are selective about who they work with and seek to identify institutions who are innovative, creative and committed to arts education.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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