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About the course

In this nationally recognised one year course you will develop a wide range of creative skills and allow you to express your imagination throughout a series of assignments. You will study with other like-minded creative students. You will study introductions to drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and digital computer art/illustration. We can guarantee you an exciting course that will develop your confidence and skills. This course naturally progresses to our Level 3 courses and, in turn, a future at university and/or the creative industries. The course is delivered on-site one day a week and independent work off-site is essential.

Entry requirements

It is anticipated that applicants will have a level 1 in Art & Design or equivalent qualifications. Please see our Level 1 (Elective Home Schooled) web-page. Applicants will be invited to an interview with the EHE Programme Lead and Tutor. The outcome of this will determine your suitability for the course.


Qualifications UAL Art & Design Diploma Level 2.

What you'll learn (core modules)

There are no 'exams' for any of our qualifications within the School of Art and Design. Assessment is of presentation of the set assignments by the different lecturers. 1-1 recorded feedback and targets are given at key milestones. All work is assessed and verified internally. The Final Major Project in term 3 is moderated externally. Final qualifications are awarded at either a Pass, Merit or Distinction level.

Benefits, skills and character strengths

In the School of Art and Design we have a culture of outstanding standards. All courses require resilience, determination to succeed and professional conduct. Full attendance and meeting assignment deadlines is critical to success. We are preparing individuals for university education and employment. Building character strengths and ambition underpins everything we do.

How will I be assessed?

Coursework is assessed via submitted assignments. The course is completed and certificated against the completion of a Final Major Project.

Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)

All aspects of the timetable are delivered in Leonardo House - a purpose-built Art School on the Bury St. Edmunds campus. Lessons are within specialist studios and workshops. These include 3D workshops, laser cutting/3D printing suite, fashion studios, a darkroom, photographic studios, ceramics workshop, drawing rooms, printmaking studio, interior design studio and 5 Apple Mac suites with over 120 I-Macs and 40 MacBooks.

Where will the course take me?

It is anticipated that successful learners will progress to our Level 3 Diploma courses. These are specialist 2-year courses in a broad range of creative pathways. Please see the website pages for these or speak to Advice & Guidance staff. Students wishing to enter employment or progress to a different subject area will be fully supported in this.

Will I need any materials or equipment?

There will be a list of materials provided prior to starting the course.

How much will it cost?

This course is funded for EHE students.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Visit one of our virtual open events and apply online.

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