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Art, Design and Media Level 1 Diploma

Do you like art, drawing and making? Do you like film, photography and animation? This course will give you an introduction into all these areas and will enable you to gain skills and experience using a wide range of art, design and media techniques and software through lots of practical workshops and projects.

Exam Board: University of the Arts London (UAL)


  • Course details, fees and dates

    Course Code JA0ER / 10001

    Start Date September

    How long is the course? 1 Year(s)

  • What will I study and learn?

    You will complete a series of projects and explore graphic design and animation software, digital photography, printmaking, model making, drawing and film as well as editing animated sequences using a range of materials and techniques. You will learn how to research and go on trips to museums and galleries to look at the work of artists and designers. You will learn how to follow a design brief and how to write about your work.

  • How is the course assessed?

    The course is made up of six units, each with its own assessment criteria. To pass you must complete all 6 units. You will be given lots of support and regular feedback from your teachers. The final unit of the year is a personal project which is marked at Pass, Merit or Distinction, giving you your grade for the qualification.

  • What courses would combine well with this course?

    While on the course you will continue to study maths and English if you do not yet have level 2 qualifications in these subjects.

  • What skills will I need for the course?

    You need to have an interest in art and design, media, animation or photography. You should like doing art and drawing or making things in your spare time.

  • What formal entry requirements will I need?

    4 GCSEs at grade E-F including English and Maths at grade 2 and Art/Media at grade E.

  • Are there any costs involved?

    A studio fee of £100 is payable at enrolment, which covers specialist art and craft materials. You can also expect to pay an additional £100 (approx.) for personal art materials and visits to museums and exhibitions.

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If you are interested in applying please fill out an application form. If you require more information please do not hesitate in sending us your queries via our enquiry form. We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

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