Art & Design (Level 2)



This course is designed for students who wish to explore their interest in art and design in a full‐time, immersive experience. It provides students with the skills necessary to progress to Level 3 studies in a range of art and design subjects, including fine art, photography, graphic design, fashion, textiles, product design and others, as well as building on transferable soft skills.



The course comprises of 4 projects throughout the year

You will learn skills in a range of specialisms including drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, photography, and moving image.

You will be expected to produce practical work in the art studio and keep a sketchbook with notes and research.

You will engage with live projects, exhibitions, attend trips and learn about artists and designers

At the end of the year you will produce a ‘Final Major Project’ of your choice and exhibit your work in the Priestley Summer Show


How will I be assessed?

Formal assessment at the end of each project

A ‘Final Major Project’ is externally moderated and determines the overall qualification grade.


What can I do next?

The majority of students who complete our Level 2 programme progress to one of our Level 3 courses. To progress to Level 3 you will need to obtain merit grades in your vocational programme and make good progress where appropriate in English and/or Maths and have a good attendance record. Other students progress directly into employment with training or to a range of apprenticeships.

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