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Art & Design

The Arts & Media campus at Kendal College is widely respected and has an excellent record of producing talented and successful creative students.

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Kelis Evans | Level 2 Art

This course offered so much with fantastic facilities, and each tutor has their own specialism. It has been an amazing experience with the freedom to choose what you want to do, workshops and trips to art galleries. I hope to do L3 Art & Design then either go to university or stay on and do a foundation degree.

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Course Overview

This course will introduce you to a broad range of creative techniques and processes.

You will have the opportunity to learn skills within drawing, printmaking, photography, textiles, sculpture and digital media. You will be encouraged to use the skills you learnt to produce creative and exciting artwork for projects set throughout the course.

The Level 2 Diploma is intended to open up opportunities to continue to study or to gain employment in areas of Art & Design. The course is ideal preparation for the Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design.

All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main programme. Those students who have not yet achieved a 'C' grade at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them.

You will study:
- 2D and 3D fine art
- 2D and 3D design
- Fashion and textiles
- Graphics
- Digital and lens-based media

Assessment takes place throughout the year and includes:
- Coursework
- Portfolio of Evidence
- Practical Demonstration/Assignment
- Practical Examination

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at Grade 3 or above, including English or Maths; or a Level 1 Diploma, preferably at Merit Level or above.
You will also be required to have an interview to look at your art and design work.

After Your Course

The course is intended to open up opportunities to continue with study or to gain employment in areas of Art and Design. The course is ideal preparation for the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design. Level 3 Extended Diplomas are equivalent to up to three A-Levels.



Course fees are per year. There may also be additional costs associated with the course (please see the course overview).

Student Finance
Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course.

Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded.

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Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Contact Student Services for more information: / 01539 814700