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L1 UAL Diploma in Art & Design

Full-time L1 UAL Diploma in Art & Design Level 1 | Diploma in Art, Design and Media

This exciting 1-year course will appeal to students who have an interest in creativity and in the world of the creative arts. It is aimed at engaging students who are seeking practical study, but who might need to build confidence or rediscover their enjoyment in education before progressing ...

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16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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Summary

This exciting 1-year course will appeal to students who have an interest in creativity and in the world of the creative arts. It is aimed at engaging students who are seeking practical study, but who might need to build confidence or rediscover their enjoyment in education before progressing onto employment or higher-level courses. The Level 1 Diploma in Art & Design is designed to provide an opportunity to inspire, explore, develop and test creativity. This course will cover a broad range of arts subjects in both 2D and 3D. This project-based course encourages independence and builds confidence in those who prefer a practical approach to study.

The course comprises 7 units covering a variety of experimentation in:

  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Ceramics
  • Model making
  • Fine art installation
  • Painting
  • Textiles and surface pattern
  • Printmaking
  • Plasterwork and casting
  • Planning, evaluating and developing final pieces at a professional level
  • Planning and selling your own work
  • Live projects engaging with the community
  • Discussions about society, progression and well-being
  • How to become more employable

The course culminates in the final major project at the end of the summer term, where the work will be displayed in a public exhibition.

What do I need to join?

A portfolio of work to present at interview. Additionally, learners should be punctual, committed to work and open to new ideas. No qualifications are necessary for this course, although enthusiasm is a must!

How will I know how I am doing?

Project work is set with structured, achievable targets that are organised around practical assessment.

You will also discuss project work through group critiques, with verbal feedback from tutors and peers. Regular tutorials and reviews will take place with your tutor to discuss targets and progress.

Maths & English

A key requirement to obtaining many jobs is to achieve a good standard of English and maths. Therefore learners that do not yet have a GCSE grade 4 (C) will be enrolled on either GCSE or functional skills programmes alongside their main course.

Employability

By developing the creative mind and interpersonal skills, this course makes learners more employable in every sector, as well as the creative industries. The course focuses on developing resilience and passion, making art and design a transferable skills base to take into any future employment.

Work Experience

Students are directed and supported to seek opportunities relevant to their specialism to experience the work environment, whether this is a live project set by industry, a creative competition or working for local or national companies.

What can I do next?

If you would like to continue your studies, you can progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design or Photography (Stroud) or the Level 2 Diploma in Games Design. It is also possible to change subjects onto other Level 2 courses.

What are my career options?

Many students have progressed from Level 1 up through the levels and then have either gone to university, been employed in well-paid jobs or started up successful businesses. A career in art is diverse and can include work in graphic design, illustration, website design, teaching, museum studies and curating, set design, youth work, art therapy and photography, as well as work in the ceramics, textiles and fashion industries. The skills and confidence gained on this course will help you find the direction you want to go in and how to get there.

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 10.50am (5 days ago)

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