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Art & Design UAL Level 1 Diploma
Study Mode
Full Time 
Design & Visual Arts 
Course Code:
Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs at A*- E (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language and an art-related subject or portfolio of art work.

Art & Design UAL Level 1 Diploma

This course is a broad introduction to art, craft and design using a range of media and techniques.

About the Course

You will learn from experienced and specialised art and design tutors who will be able to offer advice and support in terms of your studies and future goals. Classes are delivered in well- resourced art studios and IT rooms as well as specialist workshops for photography, printmaking, ceramics and textiles.

Key Units

You will study art and design areas including the options listed below:

  • Fine art and mixed media
  • 3D fine art and sculpture relief
  • Ceramics
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Graphics
  • Fashion and textiles
Your course will include tutor-led demonstrations, presentations and regular tutorials to support your studies. Course enrichment activities can include visits to galleries and museums.

You will be required to work independently outside of class time to complete course work.

On your programme you will study for Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths qualifications, if you do not already hold a minimum GCSE grade C.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at A*- E (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language and an art-related subject or portfolio of art work.


Your work is continually assessed and you will be graded on each project. A pass must be achieved to continue to the next stage. At the end of the course you will undertake a final project which concludes in a final grade and the outcomes with be exhibited in an end of year show.

Where does this Lead

Successful completion of this course with good attendance and punctuality and tutor recommendation can lead to our Art and Design Level 2 course or another appropriate course.

Tell Me More

Qualification Title : 
UAL Level 1 Diploma Art and Design. The exam board is the University of the Arts London.

Will this course suit me?
An ideal student for this course is one who has good attendance, is motivated with a desire to learn and express their ideas visually. As the course is assessed mainly by coursework you need to have good time management skills and be able to work to targets and deadlines.

Extra Costs

Students are required to provide their own basic equipment as well as pay a studio fee of approximately £50 towards the cost of the materials kit provided by the college and you are expected to contribute towards the cost of trips and visits. You may be entitled to help with these costs and anything else you need to buy for your course from the college’s Learner Support Fund.