16-18 Year Olds


The Level 1 Award and Diploma in Art, Design & Media will provide students with an introduction to art, design and media, enabling them to both re-engage with education and acquire the requisite knowledge, skills and understanding to progress to further education or employment within the creative industries.

Entry Requirements

2 GCSEs at grades 1-3 or eqivalent and English and Maths grades 1-3 or prior achievement at entry level 3


The UAL Awarding Body Level 1 Award in Art& Design is designed to provide an opportunity for those with an interest in art, design and media to explore materials, methods and processes that support many art and design activities, and to begin to develop related skills in drawing, painting, textiles, graphics and photography. All students complete all subject areas in the first two terms culminating in a final major project in a chosen specialism.


The structure of the Diploma, with units linked to provide coherence, will allow learners to develop practical skills and theoretical understanding through a process of reiteration and reinforcement and to develop an effective working practice that will provide support for creativity across a range of stimulating and demanding art and design activities including Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Print Making, Graphic Design, Textiles, Animation and Photography. Students will also undertake art history and contextual studies.

Awarding body



Level 2 Extended Diploma in Art & Design

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410002.

Duration and Times

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