Art and Design Level 1 Diploma – UAL
What is this course about?
This course offers you the opportunity to experience working with a wide range of art and design processes. This involves developing the skills of painting, drawing, mixed media, graphics and three dimensional design as well as exploring the new technology such as digital photography and image manipulation. The course also aims to equip you with an understanding of the design process and study skills required to achieve success in the future.
The Media and Performing Arts department is equipped with a variety of specialist facilities and equipment including art and design studios, as well as Apple Mac Graphics and Multimedia workshops.
2 GCSEs grade E-G, Entry Level 3, or another relevant Entry Level qualification. You will have a pre-induction interview/ assessment to make sure this is the right level for you.
How is it taught
The course is taught by a team of specialist lecturers who help you to gain the most from the course, and you will also be allocated a personal tutor. The course is delivered through a mixture of practical workshops, lectures and self directed study and you will be continually assessed through project work. Learning takes place in a friendly yet challenging atmosphere in specially designed facilities. This includes traditional classrooms, photographic/digital darkrooms, graphics studios, art and design studio.
How will I be assessed?
This course is assessed by continual assessment, rather than exams. Students research, plan and produce practical work. All assignments have interim assessment points, this is when the lecturer assesses the work and shows the student how to improve their grades. Students requiring any support in producing written work, organising themselves or managing their time can access our academic mentors. All student work is moderated by the awarding body.
What else do I need to know?
You will also continue to study maths and English Functional Skills or GCSE in order to improve your employability and progression opportunities.
What could I do next?
With a Level 1 Diploma in Art and Design you can progress on to a range of courses, including Level 2 Diplomas in Art and Design, Graphic Design and Digital Imaging. All students receive careers advice from their tutor and student services.
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Artists create artistic works using appropriate techniques, materials and media; design artwork and illustrations; and restore damaged pieces of art.
- Produces works on commission basis for clients.
- Markets and sells finished work directly to customers.
- Liaises with writers and publishers to produce book illustrations.
- Uses artistic skills to restore damaged artworks.
- Approaches managers of galleries and exhibitions in order to get finished work displayed.
- Builds up composition into finished work by carving, sculpting, etching, painting, engraving, drawing, etc..
- Prepares sketches, scale drawings or colour schemes.
- Selects appropriate materials, medium and method.
- Onceives and develops ideas and ways of working for artistic composition.
9 new openings per year
|Level 4-5 (Higher Education)||11.02%|
|Level 6 (Bachelors)||50.4%|
|Level 7 (Masters or equivalent)||23.08%|
|Level 8 (Doctorate)||2.48%|
Graphic designers use illustrative, sound, visual and multimedia techniques to convey a message for information, entertainment, advertising, promotion or publicity purposes, and create special visual effects and animations for computer games, film, interactive and other media.
- Produces or oversees creation of the final product.
- Liaises with other parts of the production team to ensure graphic design fits with other elements, processes and timescales.
- Prepares specification and instructions for realisation of the project.
- Prepares sketches, scale drawings, models, colour schemes and other mock-ups to show clients and discusses any required alterations.
- Undertakes research into project, considers previous related projects and compares costs of using different processes.
- Liaises with client to clarify aims of project brief, discusses media, software and technology to be used, establishes timetable for project and defines budgetary constraints.
16 new openings per year
|Level 4-5 (Higher Education)||13.79%|
|Level 6 (Bachelors)||49.59%|
|Level 7 (Masters or equivalent)||9.48%|
Product, clothing and related designers
Product, clothing and related designers plan, direct and undertake the creation of designs for new industrial and commercial products, clothing and related fashion accessories, costumes and wigs, and for building interiors and stage sets.
- Observes and manages intellectual property issues.
- Specifies materials, production method and finish for aesthetic or functional effect, and oversees production of sample and/or finished product.
- Submits design to management, sales department or client for approval, communicates design rationale and makes any necessary alterations.
- Prepares sketches, designs, mock-ups and storyboards for consideration by theatre/film director or client.
- Prepares sketches, designs, patterns or prototypes for textiles, clothing, footwear, jewellery, fashion accessories, set props, wigs, ceramics, plastics, motor vehicles, domestic appliances and engineering products.
- Undertakes research to determine market trends, production requirements, availability of resources and formulates design concepts.
- Liaises with client to determine the purpose, cost, technical specification and potential uses/users of product.
20 new openings per year
|Level 4-5 (Higher Education)||10.44%|
|Level 6 (Bachelors)||50.98%|
|Level 7 (Masters or equivalent)||6.7%|
|Level 8 (Doctorate)||1.08%|