Back to Top

Art, Design and Media Level 1 Diploma

Print Page

Key information

Qualification type


Course code



Level 1


1 year


Oxford City Centre,
Oxpens Rd,
Oxford, OX1 1SA

New and returning learners:

Please note that due to special measures we have put in place to make our sites COVID safe, we are asking all learners to enrol with us online. If you are unable to do so we can support you over the phone, simply call 0800 612 6008. Please do not enter our college sites without a prior appointment as we are managing the number of people on site at any time to comply with social distancing measures.

See information about the measures we are taking to keep learners safe while on campus.

If you want to realise your creative potential in one or more craft areas, or you want to get started in the art and design sector with introductory skills and knowledge, the Level 1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media is the right place to begin.

In the Art, Design and Media Level 1 Diploma, you will learn 2D and 3D processes using a variety of art, design and craft media, so you can make your design drawings come to life.

Each year, our students have the opportunity to take part in our End of Year Festival to showcase their work. Take a look at our video of the 2019 show, "Arrival". 


What I'll learn

Areas of study on the Art and Design Diploma Level 1 include:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Textiles
  • Ceramics
  • Wire
  • Plaster


How I'll learn

You are encouraged to complete set tasks and develop your own personal style as your confidence in your selected discipline develops.


How I'll be assessed

There are no external assessments for this qualification. You receive individual feedback and discussion about your work during each session. Assessment is ongoing and continuous as you proceed through the course and complete each of the three units required. 


Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements or qualifications needed. You just need an enthusiasm for art, design and creative studies, and the desire to realise your ideas.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account
  • Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.