Where will this course lead?

Our level 1 UAL Diploma in Creative Art aims to prepare you for the next level of your studies with a range of skills and practice that will enable you to progress onto level 2.

The course will also give you a vast range of employability skills.

What will I study?

- Painting and drawing
- Textiles
- 3D design
- Printmaking
- Photography
- Art history

You will work through project briefs which will introduce you to a range of artistic processes and materials.

How will this course be delivered?

You will study up to a maximum of 20 hours per week over a maximum of 4 days. Classes generally run between 9am-5pm but may vary.

Timetables will be given to all students during enrolment and induction week.

What qualifications will I get?

Level 1 UAL diploma in Art Design and Media.

How will I be assessed?

All units will be internally assessed and internally verified through student's portfolios of evidence and are subject to UAL Awarding body's external quality assurance. 

There will also be tests if you are working towards a maths or English qualifications.

How do I get a place on the course?

You must complete an application form. Once your application has been registered you will be invited to attend an interview to determine your suitability for the subject and level.

Places on the course are offered following a successful interview where you must present a portfolio of your work and produce a positive reference.

You will also be invited to attend a welcome day in late June, where you will have the opportunity to view an exhibition of current students work, meet the teaching team and other students who will be beginning the course in September.

What are the entry requirements?

Two GCSE's at grade E/2 or above are required. Preferably, these should be in Art or a related subject and English.

What else do I need to know?

On starting the course you will be required to purchase a kit of standard art and design materials. A small charge is also made for drawing paper.

You will be able to go on visits to art galleries and places of interest during the course, which will be an additional cost.

We expect a high level of attendance and punctuality to ensure you can achieve to your full potential.

Good levels of English and maths are important for success on your course, your chosen vocation and life. English and maths skills are embedded throughout your specialist pathway.

If you have not achieved a A*/9 - c/4 grade in English or maths at GCSE, or a level 2 functional skill, you will be working towards achieving that qualification at the appropriate level.

You will also need to provide any additional stationery which is required for your coursework.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we assist with this too.

What can I do after this course?

If you achieve a pass on the course you will have the opportunity to apply for a level 2 course in art and design or a related subject.


Blossomfield Campus

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N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds

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Full Time