Throughout the Level 1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media you will be introduced to a range of topics within these subject areas. The course will encourage you to re-engage with education and understand the required knowledge and skills you will need to progress to further education or employment within the creative industries.
This course encourages you to explore and develop art and design ideas in both 2D and 3D. The work you produce will be shaped by your own research. You will work with a range of media and techniques within the following areas:
•Painting, drawing and printmaking
•Graphic design and photography
•Fashion and textile design
•Sculpture and 3D design
You will periodically present your folder of work to your personal tutor for your evaluation record to be updated. There will also be external testing of selected units, including controlled test elements.
•Four GCSEs at grade 2/E or above including English
•You will normally take part in an interview prior to being enrolled on the programme and are advised to bring a portfolio of work to your interview in order to demonstrate your interests and abilities
•Where applicants do not quite meet the entry requirements, the tutor may use their discretion based on the portfolio and interview
Education – You can progress to a Level 2 Award/Diploma in Art and Design as well as other Level 2 programmes across college.
Employment – This course can form the foundations for a range of creative occupations including Graphic Designer, Concept Artist, Fashion Designer, Pattern Cutter, Gallery/Museum Curator, Illustrator, Art and Design Teacher, Interior Designer, Textile Designer, photographer and other related roles.