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Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design
Studying Level 2 Art at BSix
The University of the Arts London level 2 qualification in Art & Design is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on briefs that reflect the Art and Design world.

The course will introduce you to core Art and Design skills such as drawing, painting, photography and sculpture. It also provides a good base to go on to a more advanced Art and Design qualification such as the Level 3 Art and Design course. The Level 3 course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and is a springboard to University or further study. You could end up working within the Creative Industries as anything from a Fashion Designer to an Architect.

In order to enhance your experience you can also expect to take various Art related trips and speak to industry professionals, either through visiting Artist Studios, listening to guest speakers or as part of our mentor scheme: Arts Emergency. This initiative provides the opportunity to be mentored for a year by current Arts professionals. As a celebration on graduation you will also be given the opportunity to showcase your work in the BSix on site gallery space.

Recent Events

  • Trip to the 'Graduate Fashion Week Finale' catwalk show and exhibition at Earl's Court.
  • Research trip to 'Cirque Berserk' Circus performance at the Hackney Empire.
  • Tour and Talk at the Hackney Down's Artist's studios collective.
  • Various talks and workshops by Industry Professionals at BSix.
If you have any questions about our courses please contact the Admissions team on 0800 3892 947 or via e-mail to info@bsix.ac.uk and we will arrange for a curriculum specialist to respond to your enquiry

Fiona O'Connor
Fiona O'Connor - Teacher of Art & Design
Fiona studied Art at The Rochdale College of Art and was awarded a BA in Fashion Design from the University of Northumbria. She spent 10 years as a Costumier in the UK and USA working with a host of international theatre companies including The Royal Shakespeare Company and San Francisco Opera, before focussing solely on designing for film. Fiona ran her own Fashion Label before gaining her PGCE and continues to design freelance. She is also preparing to research the use of mobile technologies within Art and Design for a Masters at the IoE.

Bryan Parsons

Bryan Parsons - Teacher of Art & Design
Bryan studied painting at Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education (BA) and Slade School of Fine Art London (MA). Bryan's art practice has changed to encompass collaborative work, video, animation, printmaking and performance. He has been teaching for four years and is continually working on collaborative artistic and educational projects. He is currently carrying out research at the Institute of Education, investigating art practice as a basis of learning.

Sarah McLinn - Teacher of Art & Design
Sarah studied Fine Art (BA) and Art & Design (MA) at Leeds Metropolitan University. Sarah's practice covers a broad area within drawing, painting, mixed media, moving image and Photoshop. She has worked as a community artist in Laos and Ecuador whilst travelling; creating murals to be displayed in the local town hall and schools. She has been teaching for four years and continues her practice in her own time.