Art and Design Diploma Level 1

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Realise your creative potential and get started in the art and design sector with introductory skills and knowledge.

In Art and Design Diploma Level 1 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.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

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. Simply follow the link to ‘apply now’ on your chosen programme page.
You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with 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.

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