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UAL Art & Design (Art, Graphics, Photography, Textiles) Diploma Level 1

Level 1 - Introductory

UAL Art & Design (Art, Graphics, Photography, Textiles) Diploma Level 1

This is a multi-disciplinary course that builds upon the basics of drawing to develop and refine your visual ideas. This qualification is designed to provide you with increasingly sophisticated skills to express your ideas and you will undertake projects in Fine Art, Photography, Graphic Design, and Textiles.

This course is for anyone that knows they wish to progress towards a career in the creative industries. You will spend a lot of time in specialist studios and workshops. You will learn about the creative industries and possible job roles. You will learn how to research and develop design ideas and produce finished designs and models. There will be opportunities to take part in research trips locally and to other cities. The creative industries cover a wide range of art and design skills and you will begin to develop these skills along with developing more general skills in English, Maths and Social Development.

Awarded by UAL Awarding Body you will achieve a UAL Level 1 Award and Diploma in Art, Design and Media on completion of this course.

UAL Awarding Body believes in transformative education.They design and award creative qualifications that empower and inspire educators to help students reach their potential. UAL Awarding Body is regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA Regulation and currently offers qualifications in Art and Design, Fashion Business and Retail, Creative Media Production and Technology, Music Performance and Production and Performing and Production Arts. They are also the UK’s leading provider of the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Their qualifications have high retention and achievement rates because they are flexible, responsive and relevant to industry needs, and facilitate student progression. University of the Arts London (UAL) is Europe’s largest specialist art and design university, comprising six renowned Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.



Matthew Boulton College



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* Courses are free for 16-18s. Students aged 19 or over could be charged fees and is subject to a fee assessment. Learners on benefits in the majority of cases courses are also free. Fee assessments are completed at enrolment.

Course Length: 35 Weeks

There are no formal entry requirements.  Entry will be by interview with an art and design portfolio.

Assessment is 100% coursework with regular verbal and written feedback. You will produce practical work, evidence folders, sketchbooks and a final art portfolio.

After completion you can progress on to level 2 course in Art & Design. You will have the opportunity to improve English, maths and employability skills to prepare for work or apprenticeship opportunities.

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