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Art, Design and Media (Level 1)

Key course information

Art and Design


1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview

The Level 1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media is an exciting course that gives you a fabulous introduction to the creative possibilities of art, design and media. Over this one-year course you’ll study a range of specialist subject areas including, printmaking, fine art, three-dimensional design, digital design, graphics, drawing techniques and film-making.As you gain confidence, you will develop a broad portfolio of relevant practical, communication and personal skills. Which you will find essential to successfully progress onto your next level of study, such as UAL Level 2 Art and Design.The course includes visits to exhibitions, locally and in London and primary drawing trips. Opportunities to take part in competitions or open art events are also included where appropriate.

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two arms parallel with paint
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female art student sat down being creative
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female art student sat down drawing

What will I learn?

This UAL Level 1 Diploma consists of seven units during which you will explore, communication in art, drawing, painting, film-making, editing, 2D Design, graphic / digital design, sculpture, time-based art, artist research and exhibitions of your work.

Entry Requirements

- 4 GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above, including English and maths (these can be re-taken once you are in College if necessary)

- A recent portfolio of creative work.

- A good reference.

- A satisfactory interview.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

- UAL Level 1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media.

- The course is mainly assessed through practical course work.

- You will have the opportunity to participate in interesting live briefs which are set by outside companies and organisations.

- If taking Functional Skills or GCSE resits, these will be assessed by exams.

Additional Costs and Information

There is a studio fee for the year of £50 which is payable at the beginning of the course, this contributes towards an equipment pack and the materials you use as well as your study trips to London, for example.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress onto a Level 2 course of study, such as the UAL L2 Art & Design or Media Diploma.

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