L2 Art Design & Illustration

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Smith

This course is highly practical with some research and a great deal of practical application of ideas and techniques. Students will learn how to develop and progress their ideas, how to convey a message, express a point of view, approach challenges with a new perspective, and develop innovative responses that improve, or challenge our experience of the world through Design application. 

Students’ work is initially a directed, approach using recommended model artists, ultimately leading to an exploration of their own. Students will find it an advantage to have access to Photoshop and must have portable backup hard drives or similar device, as this subject cannot be completed without.

Internal Standards: One internal standard is offered and is worth 4 credits and is a combination of research theory and practical work.

External Portfolio: This is a submission of practical work worth 12 credits in total and is externally assessed. Essentially, this folio is based on the work established in the Internals that are completed during the first two terms of the year. The folio comprises of two A1 panels that show how students have used their chosen designer models and integrated them into their own work. The work must show a development and a sequence of logical ideas that are investigated, developed and refined to produce finished conclusions.


L3 Art Design & Illustration, L3 Art History, L3 Art Painting, L3 Art Photography

Course Costs

Students will require a USB Flash drive, minimum of 16GB to backup their work.They also require the following stationery items which can be bought individually or as a pack from our recommended supplier on the school website.
A4 workbook, gluestick, fine liner drawing pen.
Specialist printing costs and Folio card are available for purchase through the department.

Senior Art Design Pack

Required Prior Learning

It is advisable/or at HOD discretion that students who wish to enter L2 Art Design & Illustration must have either completed L1 Art Visual, L1 Creative Media Art, Design & Visual Communication (Graphics), Digital Media or Fashion & Design. The students must have gained an ‘Achieved’ or better grade in all internal and external assessments in any of the above mentioned subjects. If these criteria are met, then students can advance to L2 Art Design & Illustration.

Course Credit Information

This course is eligible for Course Endorsement.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
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: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.