Art and Design UAL Level 2 Diploma SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

The University of Arts London (UAL) Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design is for students who have an interest in art and design and wish to explore this interest via a full-time, immersive learning experience. Students will explore the materials, methods and processes necessary to progress to further study and training in a range of art and design subjects.

Entry requirements

Applicants to both programs will be interviewed and will be expected to provide a portfolio of work to contain a minimum of 10 pieces showing a range of work. The interview forms an important part of the selection process.

3 National 4 passes, including English or other suitable alternative


Achievement of all units on an SCQF Level 4 course or equivalent. 

Applications are welcomed from mature students, or those who have left school and do not possess formal qualifications, but have the skills to meet the creative and academic demands of the course.

This course provides the perfect opportunity for school leavers or mature learners to get started in art and design, to explore and develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that support art and design activities.

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.

Subjects include:-

  • Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills in art and design
  • Solving creative problems
  • Introduction to drawing skills
  • Developing and producing a personal project in art and design




If you are 18 and over and are eligible for a bursary, the cost of art supplies will be met through your bursary. If you are not eligible for a bursary, you will need to fund these items yourself.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

    Start date



    Fee information for FULL TIME Further Education courses

    If you have been living in the UK for at least 3 years, are ordinary resident in Scotland before the course start date it is likely that you will not have to pay fees for your full time course.  Please check our Fee Waiver Policy.

    Full time students will automatically receive the fee waiver if they are eligible. We will use the information provided on your course application form to determine whether you are eligible. 

    Scottish students

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)



    Full-time per year



    Rest of UK students

    For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)




    International students

    For students who do not normally reside in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)


    Full time


     Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

    Please contact if you have any further questions on fees.

    Fee information for PART TIME Further Education courses

    A Fee Waiver could be available to help with the payment of course fees depending on your personal circumstances, please check our Fee Waiver Policy to see if you are eligible.

    Scottish students

    Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 



    Part-time (per credit)



    Rest of UK and International students 

    Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 


    Part-time (per credit)


    Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

    Please contact if you have any further questions on fees.

    Additional costs

    You will be required to purchase art supplies as part of this course (approx £300). If you are eligible for a bursary these costs will be covered.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    Progression onto Photography and Digital Arts, SCQF 6 

    Career routes include artist, designer, and museum assistant.

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    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Inverness. UHI Inverness 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.