Art, Design, Creative Media & Music

UAL Art and Design Diploma - A080

12 Quays Full Time Level 1 Duration 36 weeks

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The course is a practical 'hands on' programme designed to encourage you to develop a range of practical art skills you need to progress through various pathways in the Arts.

Course Details

This course is validated by UAL and aims to encourage you to research and translate your own ideas into creative pieces of work. You will learn skills in drawing, painting, collage and sculpture through practical exercises, workshops and demonstrations. This will include working with a wide variety of materials including; pencil, charcoal, ink, acrylic paints, printmaking, mixed media, digital media, ceramics, 3D modelling. Formal design elements such as line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, scale and proportion will be explored.

Entry Guidelines
  • This is a study programme for students who are 16-18 years.
  • 3 GCSEs at Grade 2/E or above or a relevant Entry Level qualification.
  • Satisfactory interview to assess motivation, assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference.
  • If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.
  • Equipment Required

    To learn effectively on your course you will need to use certain items of equipment and undertake particular activities as part of your studies. To further enhance your learning experience the following will be required: Educational Visits £5 If you need support with these costs, don't worry, click on the link below and complete a bursary application form. https://www.wmc.ac.uk/student-support/financial-support/bursaries-loans Equipment purchased will be yours to keep and you will be able to use them for practice at home and in your future career. N.B. prices correct as of 23/06/2021

    Assessment Method

    Assessment is through practical project work with a final major project.

    Additional Information

    The course is suitable for beginners and those with some previous experience. You will need to purchase some materials for the course, full details will be given at enrolment. You will need to have the ability to meet deadlines and take responsibility for your own learning.

    Are you aged 16-18?
    Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

    • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
    • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
    • English and maths, if you don't have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths or Grade 4 or above
    • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

    Where can I progress to?

    On successful completion of this course, you may be able to progress to Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design or other courses at Level 2.

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    If you are aged 16-18:


    This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

    Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

    If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

    Fee : £1295.00

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24.

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