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UAL Art & Design or Graphics or Photography or Fashion & Textiles Diploma Level 2

This is a multi-disciplinary course – Art, Graphics, Photography, Fashion, Textiles, Print making and Surface printing, that builds upon the basics of drawing to develop and refine your visual ideas.
This qualification is designed to provide you with increasingly sophisticated skills to express your ideas and you will undertake projects in Fine Art, Photography, Printmaking, Graphic Design, Textiles and Surface Pattern.

Specialising in Fashion and Textiles – this one-year course will introduce you to the world of fashion design and textiles. This course will prepare you for a career in the fashion and textiles industry. You will experience a broad range of subjects that reflects practices used in the fashion industry. During your studies you will have opportunities to develop your knowledge of the fashion and textiles industry and explore areas of specific interest to you. It will also encourage you to explore necessary drawing skills and visual imagery. You will develop your creative skills, and experiment with ideas, materials, methods, processes through the use of sketchbooks and relevant textile media. The course will provide you with an understanding of the many aspects of fashion design, textile design, production and presentation skills. It will allow you to widen your knowledge and understanding of the creative process through industry links with relevant designers.

You will experience a broad range of subjects that strongly reflect practices used in the fashion industry.
UAL awarding body is the only specialist art, design & creative industries awarding organisation in England. They support the creative industries across the UK.

Course Info

Level 2 - Intermediate
Subject Area
Art & Design
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
Matthew Boulton College,
Sutton Coldfield College
Next Start Date
Course Length
35 weeks

Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or above which may include maths and/or English or you may have completed a Level 1 Diploma in Art & Design.

Delivery and Assessment

This course is all coursework. You will produce project work, evidence folders, annotated sketchbooks, design sheets and finished outcomes and models.


After completing your Level 2 Diploma you can progress to the Level 3 course in Art & Design subject to you achieving a Merit or Distinction. This will further help you develop towards your chosen career in art, design, photography or fashion.

Career Opportunities

  • Animators
  • Exhibition Designers
  • Fine Artists
  • Graphic Designers
  • Illustrators
  • Printmakers
  • Production Designers
  • Fashion Designers
  • Textile Designers