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Top Course Highlights
Variety of Facilities
Purpose-Built Art Building
Learn from sector experts
You will be taught by staff with extensive experience who will advance your knowledge and skills to meet the expectations of art and design.
Develop work-related skills
During your tutorial programme, you will also develop personal and work-related skills which will help prepare you for full-time work after you have completed your full-time training in College.
Enjoy professional surroundings
The art and design building is equipped with resources relating to diverse art and design areas.
What Will I Learn?
The Level 1 Art and Design Diploma provides the perfect steppingstone to further study by engaging students in a wide range of media. It enables you to build your skills, knowledge and portfolio in preparation for progression to the Level 2 Progression in Art and Design or Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design or alternatively a range of other qualifications offered at the College.
The course is taught through practical projects and assignments. The projects cover a range of art skills such as drawing, painting, printmaking and crafts such as textiles. You will produce individual outcomes through guided research, ideas, development, media experimentation and evaluation. During the course, we also make research visits to art galleries and exhibitions.
You will have the opportunity to exhibit your artwork at different points throughout the year, which then culminates in a large external exhibition of the whole art department in May.
Where Will It Take Me?
The Level 1 Diploma gives you the ideal foundation of skills to then progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design or the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design. You can also look to progress on to a range of other programmes within the College.
The diploma is made up of seven units, each with its own assessment criteria. Each completed practical project is graded against a unit. All students complete a final personal project which is graded pass, merit or distinction. The grade for this final unit gives the overall grade for the course.
In addition to Level 1 entry requirements, an interest in drawing and making would be advantageous.
Information & Support
We encourage all students to spend their own time sketching, designing or making things. Visiting galleries and exhibitions is an excellent way to see a wide range of artists’ and designers’ work which can then be used to inspire your own creativity.
Working within the Student Services area, the Student Support team will see you on a one-to-one basis and offer advice and guidance on financial, personal and emotional issues. A professional team of staff work together with your personal tutor to support you so that you can successfully complete your course and recognise pathways to progression after leaving College.
Awarding Body: University of the Arts London