About the course
This one year course will give you a first step to gaining a national qualification in Art and Design. You will be introduced to a wide range of creative skills and develop your imagination. You will study introductions to drawing, painting, ceramics (clay work), printmaking and digital computer art/illustration. We can guarantee you an exciting course that will develop your confidence and skills. This course naturally progresses to our Level 2 courses and, in turn, a future in the creative industries.
There are no formal entry qualifications and no art-work is needed to start the Level 1 in Art & Design. Applicants will be invited to an interview to view the School of Art and Design and meet the Course Director. The outcome of this will determine your suitability for the course.
UAL Art & Design Diploma Level 1.
What you'll learn (core modules)
See some of the work our students have created on Instagram.
Any student aged 16 to 19 who does not hold a GCSE A* to C (9 to 4 on the new grading structure) or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English by age 16 will need to continue to study these subjects in each academic year.
Benefits, skills and character strengths
In the School of Art and Design we have a culture of outstanding standards. All courses require resilience, determination to succeed and professional conduct. Full attendance and meeting assignment deadlines is critical to success. We are preparing individuals for university education and employment. Building character strengths and ambition underpins everything we do.
How will I be assessed?
There are no 'exams' for any of our qualifications within the School of Art and Design. Assessment is of presentation of the set assignments by the different lecturers. 1-1 recorded feedback and targets are given at key milestones. All work is assessed and verified internally. The Final Major Project in term 3 is moderated externally. Final qualifications are awarded at either a Pass, Merit or Distinction level. At Level 3 all qualifications provide relevant UCAS points for university entry.
Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)
All aspects of the timetable are delivered in Leonardo House - a purpose-built Art School on the Bury St. Edmunds campus. Lessons are within specialist studios and workshops. These include 3D workshops, laser cutting/3D printing suite, fashion studios, a darkroom, photographic studios, ceramics workshop, drawing rooms, printmaking studio, interior design studio and 4 Apple Mac suites with over 120 I-Macs and 40 MacBooks.
Where will the course take me?
This course is equivalent to 2 GCSEs. It is anticipated that successful learners will progress to our Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design or Digital Arts courses at West Suffolk College. Students wishing to enter employment or progress to a different subject area will be fully supported in this.
Days & times
Starting September 2021