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Art, Design and Media Level 1

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)




  • 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?

    No formal qualifications are required. You will need an assessment and interview and must be motivated, committed and have a positive attitude. The course is designed for school leavers who are able to work at a level equivalent to GCSE grades 4-2/D-F.

  • Are there any costs involved?

    You may wish to have your own art materials to work with at home.

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