UAL L1 Dip in Art & Design
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.