South Thames College

Art and Design University of the Arts London Diploma - Level 2


If you want to get started in art and design, this course helps you look at the creative process and principles of art and design but not in a rigid course structure. Your projects, which last from two to six weeks, help you apply new skills in more and more complex ways to push your learning. 

And there'll be plenty of visits to galleries, museums and exhibition spaces to open up your eyes to new ideas and practices.


Assessment will take place at the end of each project, every four to six weeks. You'll also be assessed through individual and group presentations.

Entry Requirements

Three GCSEs A*-D / 9-3 including English or maths; OR a relevant Level 1 qualification with appropriate levels of English and maths.

You'll also need to provide a portfolio of art and design work at interview - which could include sketchbooks, drawings, etc. If you don't have a portfolio, we may ask you to complete some practical tasks as part of your interview to make sure the course is a good match for you.


You'll buy an art kit and this provides a variety of resources worth more than the cost - payment is assessed on your circumstances.

Next Steps

Move up to our Level 3 course in art and design run with the University of the Arts London and build your skills.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

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Where and when
1 Year
Study mode:?
Full Time
What do I need to pay?
16-18 year olds:
£ 0
19 and older: ?
£ 0 - 2,720
Materials fees: ?
May be charged

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