Course Info

Level 2 Art & Design

Course content & format

This one year, full time course is housed within excellent facilities at Clarendon Sixth Form College. Facilities and resources are equally available for all learners to enjoy, participate and progress fully. You will have the opportunity to explore your creative responses through paint, drawing, printmaking, textiles, sculpture, photography or digital media. This course opens up your creative potential ready for your next steps at a higher level or in a different direction.

This course is ideal for students who don’t have a great deal of art and design experience and wish to develop their practical skills and knowledge further. Alternatively, this is a course for students who require a portfolio of work in order to progress onto one of our Level 3 Advanced courses. The course will enable you to develop your artistic skills through a series of art and design activities. You will be introduced to a range of specialist areas such as Graphics, Fine Art, Textiles, Fashion, Photography, Print-making and 3D work. In addition, all students are expected to have 100% attendance to GCSE classes in Maths and/or English (if required), tutorial and take part in work experience opportunities.

Your unique experience

Not only is this a course with fantastic support for all individual learners but we also encourage students to explore many opportunities in enrichment and work experience. We consistently celebrate 100% of our learners passing with high grades on this course, working alongside students studying at Level 3 in specialist creative vocational facilities means aspirations and

motivation to succeed is extremely high. You will be involved in the department’s Creative Jam, where you will participate in workshops in different areas led by specialist subject teachers (for example: animation, graphics, photography, media and fashion). This experience will help you to develop as a well-equipped creative individual, with a cross section of skills to give you strengths in the wider area of the Creative, Digital & Performing Arts. You will have opportunities to attend trips, including visiting our local galleries in Manchester City Centre, benefiting your studies, personal development and wellbeing.

In our learner survey over the last 2 years, 100% of learners have said the teaching and resources are good, that they are kept interested in the subject and that have made good progress. Our tutorial programme at college, alongside highly experienced staff ensures your next steps are supported and guided every step of the way.

Entry Qualifications

Level 2 (Intermediate) - 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above.

Successful interview with an art tutor (bring a portfolio of your art and design work).

Verbal and written communication skills.

A willingness to experiment is required and good drawing skills are a bonus.

How is this course assessed?

100% Coursework.

This is a graded course where you can achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction. The course is designed with units of work that explore your 2D, 3D and contextual skills. The highlight of the year is the Creative exhibition, held every June to celebrate the achievements for all of our learners.

What can I do next?

· One of our Level 3 Advanced courses in Creative Studies.

· Other subject areas at Level 3 Advanced.

· Higher level apprenticeships or employment.

· Future opportunities in this sector can range from Art Gallery employment, Art Therapy, Arts Cultural Management, Fine Artist, Visual Artist, Fashion Designer, Fashion Marketing/Business, Fashion Styling, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Retail, Set Design, Costume Design, Graphics and Illustration, Graphics for Games, Graphics Illustration Photography, Graphics Digital Design, Fashion Graphics, Art & Design Graphics, Character Animation, Computer Animation, Digital Animation, plus many more.


Clarendon Sixth Form College : Creative Industries

Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.