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Art and Design
  • artAnddesign
  • creativearts
  • media

Useful Information

  • Mode of study:

    Full Time

  • Level:


  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Awarding/validation body:



Course Overview

This course is an introductory course to Art and Design which gives learners the opportunity to acquire and develop generic, transferable and sector-specific skills in order to complete tasks and demonstrate a level of achievement that enables them to progress to further learning.

Topics include:

  • Creating an Art Image
  • Creating an Art Object
  • Presenting an Image Using a Camera
  • Designing a Product
  • Creating Prints

Course Highlights

By providing a broader sector experience the course encourages learners to take on some individual research, enabling them to be further prepared for higher-level learning.

Teaching and guidance from practising artist and designers.

We have well-resourced studios and workshops for all disciplines.

The course includes work experience, enrichment activities and exhibitions and collaborative projects.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

On completion you will be able to progress to Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design, Graphic and Illustration or Gaming and Animation.


Assessment is designed to fit the purpose and objective of the course and all units are internally assessed – giving learners the opportunity to demonstrate skills developed in applied scenarios. All units are graded to encourage skills development and performance. Units are assessed using a grading scale of Distinction, Merit, Pass and Unclassified. Grading has been introduced at this level as a result of feedback from users and practitioners of the qualification.

Entry Requirements

Three GCSEs at grades 3/D; or

A related Level 1 vocational qualification; and

A GCSE at grade 3/D (or equivalent) in English; or

English and Mathematics assessed at Entry 3 or above by College assessment.

A satisfactory reference may also be requested.

How To Apply

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