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 art and design.

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

3 National 4s (including English and Art) and a portfolio of work
achievement of Future Focus including Art Pathway and a portfolio of work.

Applications are encouraged from mature students who do not possess formal qualifications but have the skills to meet the academic demands of the course.

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


If you qualify for a bursary you will be given a starter materials pack. These packs are also available to buy on site, as well as other materials from our small shop.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

This is a practical based course with face-to-face teaching supported by the use of 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

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The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

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

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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.