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Level: 2

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 1


Course Summary

This course aims to develop:

  • An understanding of the value of drawing as a tool for creative activity
  • A range of drawing skills appropriate to the support of creative activity
  • A critical and analytical approach to drawing activity
  • An awareness of the different contexts, approaches and disciplines of drawing within creative activity.


Entry requirements

You should present some examples of previous drawing work at interview.

Course Content

You will complete two units:

Drawing and Measurement: introducing systems of measurement in observational drawing that lead to an ability to translate 3D subjects into 2D linear drawings.

You will also complete one other unit from the following:

  • Drawing Materials and Methods
  • Drawing and Light
  • Drawing and Writing
  • Drawing and Communication
  • Drawing and Research
  • Drawing and Mapping
  • Drawing and Reproduction 
  • Drawings, Surfaces and Textures
  • Drawing into 3 Dimensions

The choice of unit will be determined by your tutor at the start of the course.


How will I be assessed?

This qualification is entirely assessed by coursework projects.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

A small charge may be levied for specialist drawing equipment, depending on the projects that are undertaken.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

Achievement of this qualificaton could lead to further study on one of our art and design, design and innovation, or media courses.


The need for greater drawing skills in those entering employment has been identified by a range of industries in the creative sector, including animation, film, architecture, art practice, design and communication.


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This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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Jamie Holmes

Jamie Holmes

Weaving a success story in textile design

Peak Award winner Jamie Holmes showed there are no barriers to success if you have genuine creative talent. Profoundly deaf, Jamie joined the College from the Royal School for the Deaf and was supported by a signer throughout his studies.
He excelled on his Art and Design Diploma, specialising in fashion and textiles, and now has a place studying Textile Design at Huddersfield University – with his sights set on a future career in the creative industries. At our 2014 Peak Awards, Jamie won the Visual Arts prize, sponsored by Maber Associates Ltd, for his determination and willingness to improve.

When I first started at College, I was really lacking in confidence but I had so much help and support that I really found myself and I am looking forward to making the most of university.

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