Art & Design UAL Diploma Level 2 SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

The University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design is for anyone with an interest in the subject.

You will explore the materials, methods and processes that support art and design activities.

It will provide the perfect opportunity for school leavers or mature learners to get started in art and design, as you will explore and develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required for progression within art and design education.

The qualification structure will provide a sound base of skills and knowledge, will enhance self-confidence, and convey an understanding of the career demands and opportunities within art and design.

Moray School of Art strives to offer an engaging programme of external speakers, industry relevant projects and, when possible, sector specific field trips.

Special features:

  • Study at Moray School of Art, one of Scotland’s five major art schools
  • Build confidence and skills across a range of art mediums
  • You will be taught by talented lecturers who are also working artists
  • Small student numbers mean there is a close working relationship between you and the staff

Entry requirements

  • Three National 4s (including Art and English) OR
  • Future Focus (SCQF Level 4) including the Art Pathway
  • You must also submit a portfolio of work.
  • Applications are encouraged from prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above.

Course content includes:

  • Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills in art and design

  • Introduction to contextual research in art and design

  • Introduction to drawing skills

  • Introduction to communication skills in art and design

  • Solving 2D creative problems

  • Solving 3D creative problems

  • Solving time-based creative problems

  • Developing and producing a personal project in art and design


You will need a starter materials pack for this course. These packs are available to buy on site (approx. £120), as well as other materials from our small shop. If you qualify for a bursary these costs will be covered.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

This is a practical based course with face-to-face classes on campus supplemented with our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Full time: 1 year (approx. 3 days per week)

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date



Normally, if you are studying full time for the first time and are Ordinarily Resident in Scotland your course fees will be covered through the information you provide on your course application.

If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver.

If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

Course fees 2023/24*


Rest of UK


Further Education - Full time




Further Education - Part time (per single credit unit)




Further Education - Part time (structured 6 credits)




* Fees for 2024/25 are still to be confirmed.


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course, you may progress on to The University of the Arts London (UAL): Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design (SCQF Level 6).

Please note that you MUST successfully complete UAL Level 2 Award in Semester 1 to be able to progress into Semester 2 and onto UAL Level 2 Diploma.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.