Level 2 Design (DES202)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Payne

Design is one of the fastest-growing industries both nationally and internationally with huge growth in a range of areas such as: App design, animation, advertising, website design and marketing. A course in Design will enable students, who have an interest in the creative industries, to use industry standard software packages whilst analysing established designers and artists work to inspire their own projects. This course will prepare students for a future in a range of Design careers through a self-directed and independent learning style which allows them to take ownership of their portfolio of work.


Level 3 Design (DES303), Level 3 Painting (PNT303), Level 3 Photography (PHO303)

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 DVC or Level 1 DVC or Level 1 Visual Art

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91310 v2 Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to design
A.S. 91315 v2 Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established design practice
A.S. 91320 v2 Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within design
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Pathway Tags

There are enormous opportunities within the Creative Industries for creative people with creative backgrounds and proven creative thinking skills. Here are just a few career ideas which could spring from studying any of the Arts subjects. Architect, Sales director, Animator, Architectural technician, Artistic director, Copywriter, Curator, Events manager, Game developer, Marketing director, Camera operator, Interior designer, Jeweler, Media producer, Makeup artist, Stage/set designer, Advertising director, Visual merchandiser.